Scottish independence: Almost half of ‘No’ voters have felt ‘personally threatened’ by the ‘Yes’ campaign

Introduction — Sept 18, 2014

Rupert Murdoch (left) and Alex Salmond. Click to enlarge

Rupert Murdoch (left) and Alex Salmond. Click to enlarge

Modern ‘democracy’ serves the New World Order in more ways than one. It creates the semblance of political freedom when there is in fact none. An illusion of choice when there is ultimately little difference between the contenders in any political contest.
Be they Conservative or Labour, Republican or Democrat they are all instructed by the same hidden hierarchy.
The Scottish Nationalists are no different. Although they may seem like an alternative to the New World Order they are anything but.
It’s long been thought that part of the New World Order’s grand plan was to fragment powerful nation states into smaller principalities ruled by trans-national governing bodies. Scottish “independence” is part of that agenda. So it will no longer beholden to Westminster but to EU dictates from Brussels instead.
Being the descendent of Scots who left during the 19th Century Highland Clearances this is of personnel interest to me. All the more so as I now live in Scotland.
I’m certainly no fan of the British Empire; not only were my ancestors evicted from their Highland homes, some ended up interned in South African concentration camps during the Boer War. Nonetheless I have deep misgivings about those campaigning for Scottish Independence, in particular Alex Salmond.
My misgivings are personal. I’m the same age as Salmond, 59, but entirely normal and still enjoy the company of attractive women, most of whom are half my age. In contrast Salmond is married to a woman 17 years his senior. A former senior civil servant, Moira Salmond was formerly Salmond’s boss when he joined the Scottish Office in the 1970s.
You may say that’s his personal life but politicians are elected to serve the public and as such every aspect of their lives should be under scrutiny. They are, or should be, accountable to those they serve and if they don’t like that they shouldn’t be in politics.
Such scrutiny would have prevented those currently leading us from ever attaining power
Why is this important? Well as I said this is personal but I cant help feeling that it may be Moira Salmond who’s calling the shots from behind the scenes. The couple are said to closely guard their private lives but should the Scottish Nationalists win the referendum, Scots might want to look a little more closely at those in Alex Salmond’s background.

Scottish independence: Almost half of ‘No’ voters have felt ‘personally threatened’ by the ‘Yes’ campaign

Andrew Grice — The Independent Sept 18, 2014

Almost half the people who intend to vote No in tomorrow’s Scottish referendum have felt “personally threatened” by the Yes campaign, according to a new poll.

The online survey of more than 3,200 Scots by YouGov for BuzzFeed<> will fuel allegations by the Better Together campaign that supporters of independence have intimidated voters.

It found that a strikingly high 46 per cent of No supporters felt personally threatened by the Yes campaign during the referendum, while 50 per cent did not. In contrast, only 24 per cent of Yes supporters felt personally threatened by the No campaign and 72 per cent did not (“don’t knows” excluded).

Almost half of No voters (49 per cent) said they had not always felt able to speak freely about their views on the referendum, while 48 per cent felt they had. Meanwhile, 76 per cent of Yes backers believed they had always felt able to speak freely, and only 21 per cent did not.

Opponents of independence were also more likely to have fallen out with friends, family members, colleagues and other people than were supporters of Scotland leaving the Union.

Some 85 per cent of No voters believed the campaign had made Scottish society more divided, while only 30 per cent of Yes supporters held that view.

Scottish National Party figures have denied the charge of intimidation, saying there has been some exuberance by a tiny minority of campaigners on both sides of the heated referendum debate.