FEAR TACTICS START – We’ll put guards on Scottish border: Ed Miliband


DO NOT BELIEVE THE FEAR! PLEASE !

DO NOT BELIEVE THE FEAR! PLEASE !

PASSPORTS WOULD HAVE TO BE SHOWN AT THE ENGLISH BORDER NO MATTER WHAT!! THIS IS A SCARE TACTIC, DON’T FALL FOR IT SCOTLAND! 

Ed Miliband today issues the stark threat that manned border posts could be introduced if Scotland backs independence in next week’s historic vote. With just 11 days to go until the referendum – and polls showing growing momentum for Alex Salmond’s nationalists – the Labour leader has urged voters to face up to the consequences of severing the 300-year-old Union. ‘If you don’t want borders, vote to stay in the United Kingdom,’ Mr Miliband said in an interview with today’s Scottish Mail on Sunday.  Asked whether that would mean him introducing border guards and passport checks if he was Prime Minister, Mr Miliband warned: ‘It would have to be looked at.’ And Mr Miliband’s spokesman added last night: ‘The last time I looked there were two sides to the border – and we would be in charge of one of them. It would be up to us, not Mr Salmond, to secure our northern border.’

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The prospect was raised as a shock poll showed that 51 per cent of Scots would vote ‘Yes’ to going it alone with just 49 per cent saying ‘No’. The results of the YouGov survey means that the ‘Yes’ campaign has overturned a 22-point lead within a month. Until now, Mr Salmond’s SNP has insisted that a separate Scotland would be part of a common, free movement area with the rest of the UK and Ireland.  But a Downing Street source backed Mr Miliband, saying: ‘All the research shows that if there is a material difference between the immigration policy adopted by an independent Scotland and the rest of the UK, then border controls would have to be introduced.’ It raises the extraordinary prospect of drivers having to stop at manned barriers on the borders to show their passports.

With the latest opinion polls showing Mr Miliband on course to win May’s General Election, a Labour Government could be in charge of negotiating Scotland’s passage to independence by March 2016 if the referendum returns a ‘Yes’ vote. The SNP dismissed the idea of border controls as a ‘scare story’, but Mr Miliband’s advisers say it is not an idle threat: a secret memo drawn up by the Foreign Office in 2009 warned that a secure border would have to be established to protect the ‘remaining UK’ if an independent Scotland applied to join the EU. All new EU members are obliged to accept the Schengen open borders scheme, meaning travellers from the continent would be free to fly into Scotland without immigration checks. But Britain has opted out of the scheme, and erects border controls to vet travellers from Schengen countries, raising the prospect of a new Hadrian’s Wall between the two nations. New border posts would cause chaos for travellers and prove to be hugely damaging to business. The 95-mile border, which runs from Lamberton on the east coast to the Solway Firth in the west, cuts through 21 roads, including two major trunk routes, the A1 and M74.

No idle threat by Mr Miliband: A memo drawn up by the Foreign Office in 2009 warned that a secure border would have to be established to protect the ‘remaining UK’ if an independent Scotland applied to join the EU

No idle threat by Mr Miliband: A memo drawn up by the Foreign Office in 2009 warned that a secure border would have to be established to protect the ‘remaining UK’ if an independent Scotland applied to join the EU

A total of 23 million vehicle crossings a year are made on the roads, in addition to seven million passenger journeys on the West Coast and East Coast railway lines. If controls were set up, immigration staff could man barriers on the roads while the train terminals would have to install checks similar to those adopted by Eurostar. Last night former Labour Home Secretary David Blunkett echoed Mr Miliband’s warning by referring to last week’s riots in Calais when immigrants attempted to storm a ferry. ‘Were the Scots to vote “Yes” to separation, the issue of border controls and the threat of entry through Scottish ports and airports would take on serious proportions,’ Mr Blunkett told The Mail on Sunday.

‘This is one issue that has not yet emerged as a key part of the debate over Scotland’s future. There is much at stake and little sign of Government action in response.’ Panic spread through the ‘No’ campaign last week after an opinion poll showed that its lead over the nationalists had shrunk to just six points, with support for Mr Salmond’s position up by eight points in a month. Mr Cameron is happy to let Mr Miliband make the running for the pro-Union campaign as Labour supporters make up a large proportion of the ‘undecided’ voters. The Prime Minister paid his annual visit to the Queen at Balmoral yesterday, but accepted the advice of Palace aides not to join her at the Braemar Games in case it was seen as ‘politicising’ the Monarch. It is also in Mr Miliband’s interest to defeat the nationalists: if Scottish voters had been excluded from the last Election, Mr Cameron would have won a clear Westminster majority without the need for a Coalition. The scale of Labour fears over a possible ‘Yes’ vote was laid bare yesterday when the party’s English and Welsh MPs were told to get up to Scotland to save the Union. In an email to all Labour MPs, Chief Whip Rosie Winterton revealed that Labour had booked scores of train tickets to get them to go north of the border before the referendum. In his interview, Mr Miliband also mentioned his ‘personal connection’ with Scotland – his father, Ralph, was stationed at Inverkeithing, Fife, during the Second World War. ‘The rest of the UK would be much weaker without Scotland. It matters for reasons of heart and for head,’ he said.

Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy urged fellow ‘No’ campaigners to hold their nerve, saying: ‘There is a flavour of detail and substance being swept aside in a tide of emotion and exclusive patriotism. It is a dangerous time for the No campaign.’ Asked about Mr Miliband’s remarks, a spokesman for Yes Scotland said: ‘There will be no border posts between an independent Scotland and the rest of the UK. ‘The No campaign will say anything to try to scare people into throwing away this unique opportunity to put our future into our own hands. They’ll always put what’s right for Westminster above what’s best for Scotland. Border posts manned by guards take the prize for one of the sillier scare stories.’

YouGov – SCOTLAND AHEAD IN POLLS! 51%-49% – WE ARE DOING IT! KEEP IT GOING!


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Scottish Referendum: Yes Campaign Takes Lead

The Yes campaign has taken the lead ahead of the Scottish Referendum, according to the results of a new poll published tonight. The YouGov poll commissioned by the Sunday Times suggests the Yes campaign now leads by 51% to 49%. The poll means the Yes campaign has overturned a 22-point lead for the Better Together campaign within the past month. The lead is the first for the independence camp registered by YouGov – or by any polling company – since regular polling began in the run-up to the vote.  The Yes campaign has taken the lead ahead of the Scottish Referendum, according to the results of a new poll published tonight. The YouGov poll commissioned by the Sunday Times suggests the Yes campaign now leads by 51% to 49%. The poll means the Yes campaign has overturned a 22-point lead for the Better Together campaign within the past month. The lead is the first for the independence camp registered by YouGov – or by any polling company – since regular polling began in the run-up to the vote.

“If you want Scotland to remain part of the UK family you have to vote for it on 18 September. Separation is forever. These polls can and must now serve as a wake-up call to anyone who thought the referendum result was a foregone conclusion. “It never was. It will go down to the wire. Now is the time to speak up and speak out.” The results came as Gordon Brown made another appeal for a successful No vote on September 18. In an article for the Sunday Mirror, the former Prime Minister described the union as a “living partnership”.  “Our union is not out of date or an anachronism or a museum piece but a unique, unparalleled, multinational living partnership that Europe and America cannot match or mirror,” he wrote. “And what our ancestors built up, no nationalist should be allowed to split asunder.” Mr Brown said the referendum battle had been tougher than many people expected, adding that he believed Conservative policies were to blame. “Why has it been difficult to win Scottish votes in support of this principle of sharing that most Scots hold dear?” he wrote. “Many are angry that the Bedroom Tax was imposed upon Scots against their will while at the same time the very wealthy received tax cuts.

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“The SNP also claim that the ramifications of any Tory privatisation of the NHS in England will cut budgets in Scotland. “But English and Welsh people have already given an answer to the SNP claims. “The answer is that 90% of English people want to keep the NHS public and retain it free at the point of need. “And the vast majority across the whole UK dislike the Bedroom Tax and would even consider more taxes to make our NHS better.” Mr Brown will appear on Sky’s Murnaghan programme from 10am on Sunday.

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COME ON SCOTLAND!! 

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Until we vote Yes – ALL Questions are irrelevant, ALL QUESTIONS!


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WE MUST VOTE YES BEFORE WE ASK QUESTIONS!

The image and tagline above say it all Scotland. We are all debating Currency, Trident, NATO, UN, Private Sector, Scottish banking Systems monitored in Scotland, Health, NHS, Education, Transport Systems, Living Wage, Free University for our kids, Giving the milk back to School kids, Unemployment, Employment, Scottish Military, Queen as head of State, Who will Govern us, What parties will form in an Independent Scotland…..

….I could go on and on and on

Fact of the matter is Scotland, all the above and much, much more is an irrelevance unless we vote yes. So for me, and this is just my opinion, we first must talk about voting yes, then we can debate all the above and more.

We must first make sure we vote yes, we must convince unsure voters to vote yes.  There is a hardcore No support and I don’t debate them, it’s a waste of time, they vote no AND HAVE NO REASONS FOR VOTING NO. I want to debate voting yes and then debating the why’s and if’s and how’s. For anyone to say it’s a gamble talks nonsense. We must  push aside the fear the BBC and a shocking Scottish media are peddling us and be brave enough to vote yes. We give more to Westminster than we give back, so on that pretence and that pretence alone, we can go it alone.

We have 12 days to go Scotland. It is 50/50 we are told. I personally think through research and watching independent polls come through to Twitter and Face book and more that we stand at 70% yes. But Scotland we must still vote. I heard one person say “Why vote yes if it’s a done deal” I replied “Vote yes to make sure” I am pressing many people who are undecided to vote yes. I have changed the minds of many people. Family, friends and strangers. If half of us can change the mind of one person, we will be free on the 19th September. Many ask “If we vote yes, when will it come into effect” the answer is “The 19th of September” When Hollyrood can tell Westminster “No”

I urge the undecided to watch this video below, it is well over an hour, but if you truly are undecided, this is the biggest decision in your life, this is the biggest decision you will ever make. I will leave 4 video’s below, one is Tommy Sheridan speaking in Livingston and I URGE YOU PLEASE WATCH. The other 3 are minutes long. If you are struggling to decide, please read, listen and watch this, then ask yourself again “Can Scotland be an Independent Country”

Tommy Sheridan Inveralmond Community High School 01 Sept 14

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The Most Emotional Scottish Freedom Video You Will Watch

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Tell @JimMurphyMP, this is how it’s done!! @citizentommy


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HOPE THIS GOOD MAN IS INVOLVED IN A FREE SCOTLAND!

Getting to know Tommy a “Tiny bit” over the last few months has been superb. He was at my Local boozer a few times in Edinburgh, wish I had said hi. I have watched TONS of his video’s and he captures people, his desire ignites our imagination to a Free Scotland. We can see it clearly when Tommy speaks. I know Tommy will be sick to the back teeth of me adding his Twitter into everything, but to be fair, Tommy you deserve it buddy. You have been to the Borders to as far North as a man can go. You explained September 18th is NOT about any politician or political party as many thought September 18th was a vote for Alex Salmond. You explained this vote/election happens in 2016. And I still hear people say “I am not voting for Salmond on the 18th” I used to get all annoyed and stupid, now I just try and explain, same as we all do. But Tommy, if you read this. You speak for a generation of people sick to the back teeth of Austerity cuts, benefit cuts, Bedroom Tax and more. You speak as a person, not a politician who answers a question with another question or a lie. I say fair play Tommy. You have done yourself, your family and Scotland proud. NOW LETS GET OVER THIS LINE ON THE 18th!

Tommy’s 92nd meeting, he has spoken to 18,000 people so far! Worth a watch

SO JIM, LOOK ABOVE, THAT IS HOW YOU DO IT. BELOW YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE HOW “NOT” TO DO IT 

1's and 1's and 1's of people listening!

1’s and 1’s and 1’s of people listening!