As you can see from this photo I took this morning in northern Italy, the No 2 AV campaign still haven't got over it. (I know, I know, I've got a very creepy shadow.)
"No TAV" are actually a campaign against high speed rail.
In other news, I see that Tony Blair is comparing Jeremy Corbyn's 'baffling' success with Bernie Sanders (who is bad because he can't win), Donald Trump (who is bad because he can't win), the SNP (who are bad because they did win), and Syriza (who are also bad because they did win). Is losing bad or is winning bad, Tony? Get it sorted, man.
I think the idea is that the left have to abandon their principles to win, but the right mustn't abandon their principles even if it means being defeated by the left, because the left are wrong, and that's a principle.
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Without getting into the rights and wrongs of Craig Murray's rejection as a potential SNP candidate for Holyrood, I do agree with him that it would be crazy to get into the mindset that we have to wait until Yes are at 60% in the polls before holding a second independence referendum. That would be like trying to score the perfect goal, and never actually shooting. It's to all intents and purposes an argument for never having another referendum. Are we really saying that a steady 55% Yes would be an argument AGAINST going to the country again?
My own view is that the trigger for Indyref II will be an event (like Brexit, but it could be something else), rather than polling numbers.