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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:07 am 
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One of the departments I work in is Unionist City. They were never happier than during the Jobby-Limp-icks. They worship Tony Blair and Betty Windsor. They watch Downton Abbey and they think it's true.

The best of it is that under a Farage administration they would be reduced to scullery maids. I would survive; they are the ones who would have to bend over and find something to bite on.

I tried to supply them with facts but met a wall of prejudice. Ignorance can be wilful. Pushing them into an entrenched position was obviously tactically insensible, so I dropped the subject of politics altogether while wondering what to do next.

Tonight, the topic of conversation turned to the changing of the clocks. It's more than two months away and it's already pissing them off. They'd like to abolish it.

Out of the blue one of them turned to me and asked if we could abolish the changing of the clocks after Independence.

I assumed that she was taking the piss but she was not.

I wish I knew what changed her mind.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:52 pm 
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Today I met a man from the north of England. They say that we are dour but this guy took the biscuit. You'd put him down as a Daily Mail reader probably Conservative, if not UKIP, and certain to vote "No".

... but it seems that he has been a victim of a Anglo-American corporation's not very people centred way of doing things.

It was he who raised he question of Independence. While he did not say that he intended to vote "Yes" he certainly wasn't hostile to the idea.

My friends in the Central Belt are telling me similar stories. Are you guys getting it?

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A friend was leafletting (in Glasgow, east end) with the Yes Scotland newsletter and met a neighbour who started off very much "No, no no, I am British, I am a proud ex-Army blah blah". Not sure if he stayed to discuss or walked on, but the neighbour very soon later came back saying he'd had a think, and please could he help with the leafletting. :smile:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:34 pm 
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My manager today was humming and hawing about whether Independence didn't represent too much of a change.

So I took him on a little journey through the consequences of a "No" victory.

You could see the horror spreading on his face.

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