Nicola seems to have splashed all the stolen, sorry ringfenced #indy money on a couple of buses with big photos of her and NO mention of Independence NOR even the SNP, but it's other who apparently have an ego problem!
https://www.thenational.scot/news/19273 ... ign-buses/
The Tories and the rest of the notional unionist parties are scared that their #BothVotesSNP message isn't having enough effect on SNP voters
... and instead this is what's happening -This is not a mistake
The Tories know that almost all Yes supporters are going to vote SNP on the constituency ballot on Thursday. That’s priced in and there’s very little they can do about it. What they worry about is the list, which is where nearly all their seats come from, and in which they could be massacred if SNP voters voted for other indy parties.
So the Tories (and Labour) want as many SNP list votes as possible, because they know that nearly all of them will be wasted votes which only deliver Unionist MSPs. The SNP only got four seats on the list in 2016, and that was from 42% of the vote – significantly higher than the 36-37% the SNP are polling currently.
The other thing that scares them is the thought of the SNP being reliant on another party that actually has a viable and active plan for delivering independence. The Unionist parties have just survived five years of an SNP/Green indy majority which didn’t take a single step towards another referendum, and they’re pretty confident that they’ll survive five more years of the same, since nothing has changed.
The Alba Party, however, aren’t in the game for cosy seats and salaries. Many of their candidates have given up cushy SNP careers and put everything on the line for a real shot at independence. Unlike the SNP and the Greens, they actually do scare the Tories, Labour and Lib Dems.
So it’s massively in the Tories’ interests to try to fool SNP supporters into thinking they should give both their votes to the SNP, on the basis of the ridiculous fantasy that Boris Johnson would cave in if the SNP got a majority by themselves. And going by the state of social media in the last few weeks, they might actually be right that SNP voters are dumb enough to believe it.
The only vote that frightens the Tories is a vote for Alba. It frightens them because it threatens to cut their healthy tally of 31 seats in half at a stroke, and it terrifies them because they think it might actually bring independence uncomfortably closer. If unsubtle tricks like this can get enough SNP voters to waste their list votes on Nicola Sturgeon’s motley crew of no-hoper list candidates, the Tories will celebrate long into the coming weekend.
Women's votes are becoming more and more important with all their sex-based rights being removed and ALBA are the ONLY party prepared tp protect them ...
With the BBC blackout in full force, ALBA decided to beam their image onto their HQ, just to help them out ...
https://www.barrheadboy.com/alba-fires- ... bbc-salvo/Where is the Alba Party, BBC?
http://www.pilaraymara.com/2021/05/wher ... um=twitter
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MQqf ... 6043-0.png
“The BBC apparatchiks may take our debating lines but they cannot take away our freedom to make a fool of their attempts at censorship.
"By depriving ALBA of our proper position in the debates and in their news output they have exposed themselves as unfit to be Scotland’s public service broadcaster.
When ALBA’s community based campaign proves successful BBC bosses will spend the next five years explaining why their attempts to rig an election left them with egg on their faces and the ALBA symbol on their building”
Alex Salmond took questions today, most interestingly about why he proposes Scotland takes NO portion of UK debt! (at the very end)
In the end he had to rush off for an interview with ... (checks notes) ... the BBC!! ... so we'll see how that turns out, but if ALBA manage to get seats and indeed if they do well - How does that look for the BBC "journalists" and their reputation - aren't they supposed to have their fingers on the pulse of what's breaking? If that's the case then they're clearly useless!
The vote is on Thursday and the result will be known on Saturday.WHAT YES NEED TO DO TO MAKE THINGS EQUAL FOR INDYREF2
https://yoursforscotlandcom.wordpress.c ... -indyref2/
THURSDAY IS A HUGE OPPORTUNITY FOR YES
There is a lot more at stake on Thursday than just determining who is going to be represented in Holyrood, no what is at stake is going to determine the ground rules for how the media, TV in particular, treat and balance their programmes in the event of any future referendum.
As this election has demonstrated beyond any doubt the BBC and other media outlets can be hugely creative when it comes to stopping pro Indy voices being heard. The blanket ban on Alba has been a democratic outrage. We are calling for our nations Independence but all too many in Scotland are happy to go along with letting the BBC DETERMINE who voters in Scotland should hear from.
#BothVotesYES #SNP1ALBA2 #SuperMajority