From that article - Alex Salmond says "A Yes vote is for self-government, not remote government - good government with independence, not bad government from Westminster."
It's a no-brainer. Vote yes. Why have bad government when you could have good government?
I don't get a vote in the referendum (quite rightly), so haven't voted in the poll. How's it going? I was all for keeping the union - for reasons given way back in this thread, but am less sure now.
Btw, I like and respect my MP and local councillors. There must be something wrong with me.
You can see the poll at the top of each page, and the numbers have changed slightly even in the last two days. The number of Yes voters going up from 9 to 10, the No from 21 to 22, and the Dont Knows from 8 to 9.
I have a lot of respect for the SNP government, which I was assured by a lady MSP is not connected to the Yes campaign - and if that makes any sense to anyone then I must be missing something - but that doesn't mean I want independence (again for reasons already stated). With a year to go though I don't entirely rule out a change of mind, but only IF I can be 100% persuaded that it's the right thing for Scotland. However, for that I want hard facts, not smokescreens, half-baked promises and emotionally charged kilt and heather speeches.
I thought this quote from the article was interesting as it has a ring of truth about it, and one very good reason why I have no faith whatsoever in opinion polls -
Dennis Canavan, chair of the Yes Scotland Advisory Board, told the Calton Hill crowd: "This campaign is more like a marathon rather than a short sprint. And having run a few marathons in my time, I know that the runner who is ahead at the halfway stage is not necessarily the winner of the race.