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Gerry Phimister @gerryphim
Hoping for a better Scotland
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+HeraldScotland Why have articles from the Herald suddenly started to appear on the Hub? I believed this platform focused on honest, positive messaging to promote Scottish independence, not MSM unionist propaganda and "SNP bad" stories - which the Herald does all too well!
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Scotland is a colony when the courts in another country can strike down laws made in our very own democratically elected parliament. The English (UK) Supreme Court has struck down the following legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament as being … Continue reading →
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In his speech to a fringe event at the Conservative party conference in Manchester this weekend, Scottish Conservative harrumphist in chief Douglas Ross vowed that his aim is to “end nationalism for good”. He was speaking to a fringe event because the Scottish Conservatives have been on the fringe of Scottish politics since 1955. Given […]
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+TalkingUpScot Great article! Although we in the independence movement know that the BBC in Scotland are aggressively working an anti SNP/Greens, anti Scottish agenda, we need this to be called out frequently, in the hope that all Scots wake up to the daily bombardment of unionist propaganda.
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@Murchie I hope this "step up in campaigning" includes details of the strategy to deal with a refusal by WM of a section 30 order and clarity around the currency question. Some definition around timescales would also be welcome!
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Things are looking bad for BBC Scotland staff as they rush to construct a defence against evidence suggesting the SNP Government is coping better with Covid infection rates again. Tempting fate I know, but better to be prepared? If the trends continue, Scotland becomes the least infected part of the UK again in the next few days. What can they say? Nothing? Use the two-week old ONS estimates? Crop...
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A 'Question Time' type event without Fiona Bruce. This is designed to be an evening to debate today's questions, but to also have some fun.START 7:30PM.Guests:Robin McAlpine, writerMichelle Thomson MSP (SNP)Colin Fox, Scottish Socialist PartyGillian Mackay MSP (Green Party)Mike Small, Bella CaledoniaSelma...
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He's right. We should call Westminster's bluff. All the crap about generations, supermajorities, now is not the time etc. are all political things. The law doesn't care about such things. Let's get them to stand in front of a judge and tell us we aren't a nation and have no more rights than Manchester does.
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Happy 7th anniversary of securing the most powerful devolved parliament in the world, a federal system within the UK and dodging eternal deficits.

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Believe In Scotland are co-ordinating a Day of Action on 18th September 2021 - the 7th anniversary of the independence referendum. Yes groups around the country are taking part in a variety of activities including leafletting, street stalls, newspaper drops & demonstrations. As always, The Hub is here to list… Continue Reading Believe In Scotland Day of Action
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This.
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@Murchie The BBC in Scotland exist simply to convince us all that Scotland is incapable of doing anything well, and that we should continue to "depend" on the union. We shouldn't ever expect to see positive Scottish stories from this organisation, particularly now as we approach Indy2.
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@gerryphim Scotland in Union should be worried that even twisting the wording of a poll has us on 43% Yes. We know that would be higher using the standard question.

It's desperation to keep spinning the wording like that and it's not worth our time spending too long commenting on it.
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+HolyroodDaily This poll highlights only too well that the preemptive onslaught of Nicola bad, Scottish government bad stories from the UK MSM is already having the desired effect. We have no chance of independence if we do not "play" the PR game better than our rivals!
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@Murchie I fear, Dave, that this won't be enough. My father (lifelong Labour) believes everything that he reads in the Sun about the FM and the SNP is true, and thinks that they are akin to some sort of "cult" as opposed to the governing party in the Scottish Parliament. We will never gain independence if large sections of the electorate read, see and believe the daily deluge of unionist propoganda coming from the MSM which is unchecked or corrected. Essentially, relying on those of us who take an interest in indy content on social media and the Internet will nor be enough. I despair that this situation has not been addressed since 2014.
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@gerryphim I'm sure it's a coincidence that broadcasting is reserved. Also a coincidence that channels like GB News that peddle hate are fine to air, too.

You're right, it's incredibly difficult to cut through and get our message across. As a movement we need to rely on the tools we have available. We're on much more equal ground with the fight online. That's not social media, that's people curious enough to Google some questions surrounding Indy. We need to put more effort into catching those voters.
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@Murchie I used that example to highlight that as a movement we are sadly lacking in an alternative to the unionist biased Scottish media. I lived in the US when Trump was running for office, and relied on news outlets such as MSNBC to "fact check" Trump's outrageous lies. We have nothing in this country outside of Indy social media and you tube to "inform" those not directly engaged with these platforms. I'm afraid that the unionists will again win the propoganda "war" and take the swing voters with them.
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@Murchie If we are to be successful this time around with the referendum, we need some form of msm counter to the expected onslaught of "Scotland / SNP Greens bad" stories. There is no readily available alternative to the biased, unionist press for folk not active in the Indy social media scene.
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+ScotNational The BBC are just preparing the groundwork to ensure that they can quash any positive stories about Scotland's efforts on climate change prior to COP26. Keep the "Scotland bad" stories coming, you're becoming our best recruitment tool.
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