I just had to share this pile of crap. I know, I know, but I couldn't keep it to myself. This is the sort of nonsense that we in Scotland are having to put up with.
The group who came up with this is the No Borders group. It claims to be a grassroots organisation which just started up, but is actually run by a Tory supporting millionaire who owns a PR firm, and which has been working on their campaign for well over a year, before launching in a blaze of "we just started a week ago, and we're comprised of ordinary Scots, honestly" BBC free publicity - in a spot repeated hourly over two days, something the BBC has failed singularly to do with real
grassroots campaigns for the Yes side.
Basically, this is extreme nonsense packaged in a glossy 30 second ad, backed by no evidence. That's unsurprising, for a number of reasons:
1. The oil companies have spent the last four years investing record amounts in North Sea Oil, and reckon there is more to come out than has already been extracted over the last 40 years. And that's not even including potential new finds, prospecting and testing for which is going on right now.
2. North Sea Oil revenue only accounts for a small proportion of Scottish wealth. We have plenty of other income sources, and we have more being developed.For example, according to the EU, Scotland has 25% of the total renewable energy resources of Europe. And we're just getting started on monetizing that.
3. The No campaign really doesn't have any
credible reasons for voting No - which is why they continue to try and scare the gullible and the ignorant with puff pieces like this rubbish.
I could list other reasons, but I don't really need to. The fact that point 1 is true completely negates the claims being made by this atrocious piece of "the sky is falling" fantasy. This advert, and the fake grassroots campaign of Malcolm Offord are the result of fear. Fear that Scotland will
vote Yes. Fear that the No campaign is not being believed. Fear that they have nothing to offer but
fear and lies, lie about pensions, about oil, about passports, about, well, pretty much everything. But no facts. Not one.
Don't let them fool people. If you know someone who is thinking of voting No or who is undecided, point them in the direction of real facts. Illustrate for them how much nonsense claims like the one in this video are. The facts speak for themselves - and the fact is that every time there is a debate between Yes and No campaigners, in town halls and student unions across Scotland, the swing afterwards is pretty much always towards Yes, and that's because the No campaign do not have any facts, only fear. #YesScotland #indyref