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Calling It Out

WHO IS UP for another referendum? I’m guessing that the vast majority of those who read this will most certainly relish another campaign. The confidence, inclusivity and optimism that were the hallmarks of the 2014 Independence Referendum provided a positive and lasting legacy. Despite the deep disappointment of the result, the referendum gave impetus to a belief that change was still possible and that the old political loyalties in Scotland had been torn asunder.

It was a campaign noted for its grassroots involvement. A broad church. A rainbow alliance of different political, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. A kaleidoscopic movement that was noted for its enthusiasm and progressive ambitions. A modern movement that was adept at taking to social media and utilising it to maximum effect. This was a campaign that recognised the inate hostility of main stream media and circumvented this through a profusion of alternative pro Indy news sites and social media bloggers. And instead of melting away on a no vote, many are still going strong four years later, still beating the drum, still flying the flag.

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