Sunday, June 30, 2019

52% of Scots demand an early independence referendum in landmark Panelbase poll, as Tory myth dies

You might have noticed that for weeks now, when a journalist or Tory politician has erroneously claimed that "there is still no appetite in Scotland for an independence referendum", I've been pointing out to them that the most recent poll on the subject actually found that 50.2% of the public are in favour of an early independence referendum and only 49.8% are opposed.  Admittedly one thing that made it slightly hard to get that point across is that, after rounding, the published figures were 50% in favour and 50% opposed.

Well, that's no longer a problem, because the Sunday Times have today published more details of their sensational Panelbase poll from last weekend, and it turns out there is now a clear pro-indyref majority even after rounding.  52% are in favour of holding an early independence referendum (up 2 points on the last poll), and 48% are opposed (down 2).

You're in severe danger of running out of excuses, Ruth.

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  1. It won't be Colonel Flipflop who thrashes around looking for excuses, but poor old hapless Mr Carwash who seems to have to face the difficult or detailed questions these days. The Colonel's camera-hogging days seem to be over.

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  2. She will be gone as soon as she can find an English seat which take her.

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    1. That might take a while. She was rejected in SE England before. They didn't want an "oik" representing them. If Brexit Party hammer the Cons in England, Davidson might be thankful for a list seat in Parliament.

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  3. Yet the BBC continue to bum up Ruthie, and give her party dollops of air time.
    Any normal media outlet would see her as the figure of fun she is, hiding out when questions get too close to home, flip-flopping her views as the wind changes---byt not the BEEB, Hootsman or Herald.

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  4. She might be barred from a Tory safe seat by the new Aliens Act (England)
    She'll be judged to have failed in her duty to London and won't be a favoured daughter of the Tories anymore.
    Reminds me a bit of that helicopter leaving Saigon.
    Maybe she'll flip flop on indy!
    There's nae greater cause than self-preservation.

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    1. Boris has been very clear in regard to such things, i.e. that Scots should not be allowed in the British cabinet.

      If she moves to England, calls herself 'North British' and works hard to sound like Micheal Gove, she might, after many years shoe shining, have a chance of getting somewhere in the English Conservative Party.

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  5. Except of course, in the month following the 2016 referendum Scottish Independence was 55% to 45% to leave, and after two months of mock outrage it flipped back to the standard 45% leave and 55% remain.

    And that's exactly what will happen again.

    After all, look at the SNP's reasons for not leaving the EU, loss of 43% of our export markets, except that 64% of Scotland's export market is the rest of the UK and only 16% goes to the EU.

    Oh the irony.

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    1. Except that you are wrong to state that 64% of Scotland's export market is the rest of the UK.These figures like GERS, are inaccurate, hard to measure and entirely voluntary in their sourcing. Out of curiosity do you know the figures for Ruk exports to Scotland. Do you think after Independence the Ruk will cease trading with Scotland ? ..... give me a break

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    2. Thanks 4 this (whoever you are). Was about to ask the same question..."Out of curiosity......"

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    4. Norris G ThundercakeJune 30, 2019 at 1:50 PM

      I prefer the term "Rumpuk" to cover England and whoever else throws their eggs in that basket. I like it because it sounds vaguely Indonesian or Malaysian which Rumpukians might find insulting.

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    5. The vast majority of Canadian exports are to the USA. So what is your point?

      Related:

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48788636

      Brexit & Scottish Independence 'could leave England short of energy'

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    6. Me England spit out dummy. Me no able control Scotland no more. Me no trade Scotland. Why light go out? Wah Wah.

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    7. "Rumpukians". Love it, sooo graphic. LOL

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    8. "Leave", "Remain"...it took me two hours to work out what the hell you were talking about there. Speak English, Anon. "Leave" and "Remain" is Brexit-speak. Your figures are inaccurate, by the way.

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  6. Except of course, you need a section 30 order from Westminster, and you won't get it if they think you might win.

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    1. Seems entirely undemocratic of the uk to keep saying no then, wouldn't you agree?

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    2. So Putin was correct the other day when he said the UK isn't democratic, unlike Russia?

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    3. Russia is democratic provided you do not oppose Putin.

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    4. Putin was elected, like it or not.

      Borcunt won't be, yet even with that, seems to believe they own Scotland.

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    5. If the best argument to stay in the Union is "you have to stay because we won't let you leave" then it's over. The UK is supposed to be a democracy.

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    6. Hoose ah cairdz, ya yinyinist fud.

      Shuv yurr Section Thirtae, faur ahnuff.

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  7. James - Ruth ran out of excuses lang syne. And, if we had a credible SCOTTISH media, prepared to ask her tough questions - in fact prepared to ask her easy questions - she'd have run out of Scotland to a safe seat in England.

    Trouble is, she is running out of time, when that last Unionist helicopter out of Scotland departs, she had better be on it, because, when we do leave - whoever is inside Number Ten, holding the poisoned chalice of being Secretary of State for Scotland, and whoever is leading the Scottish Toerags - they will cop the blame for the break-up of the Toerags' "Precious Union." They will be unable to get inside a Conservative Club ever again.

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  8. It is agreed that nothing in this report prevents Scotland becoming an Independent country in the future should the people of Scotland so choose

    Paragraph 18 Smith Commission 27 november 2014
    signed by all political parties in the UK

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    1. What, nothing at all? Not even some silver spoon dickhead from England being in disagreement?

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  9. I see the latest CBI data provides further evidence consistent with the economy going into a 'no deal threat' brexit contraction in the second quarter.

    Things should of course pick up now. I mean it's not like we're going to race towards the crash out cliff yet again now is it?

    https://www.cbi.org.uk/media-centre/articles/sharpest-fall-in-private-sector-activity-since-2012-cbi-growth-indicator/

    Sharpest fall in private sector activity since 2012 - CBI Growth Indicator

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  10. More good news for Scotland.

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  11. BBC's Prof. Curtice is saying support for the union is slipping away.

    You can see why. 'You need England's permission' has cost the unionists 10%, sending these net directly to a new iref within the next few years.

    http://whatscotlandthinks.org/questions/when-do-you-think-anotherscottish-independencereferendum-should-be-held-asked-a#table

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