Monday, August 04, 2014

Better Together poster flashmob hit Nairn High Street.


Around 19.15 this evening NO activists attached posters to lampposts and street signs on Nairn High Street. Thought the referendum was limited to Saturday street stalls on the High Street? NO getting away from it now! YES folks, looks like things are going to go into overdrive on the run in to September the 18th.

UPDATE: Could the posters be in preparation for   Better Together's  Jim Murphy coming to Nairn tomorrow. Here's some information on the YES Nairnshire facebook campaign page. 

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is it legal to put referendum posters on public property? We are getting enough of it through the letter box and in the media so please spare us the High Street. Highland Council is this permitted?

Anonymous said...

Jim we don't need you we've got Nigel #Highlander

Oh, what a coincidence said...

Bet you the sudden appearance of all these posters have got absolutely nothing to do with the imminent visitation of one Mr Murphy and his wee soap box, eh, eh?

lookingforthetruth said...

I really can't see the point in these signs, the yes will vote yes the no will vote no and the undecided like me are not going to be swayed by a few bits of printed propaganda. As an undecided I feel the emphasis is on the yes campaigners to give me the answers, I'm a grown up I can accept and deal with any awkward truths...Answer the following without using the words bluff bluster or lies please YES guys... its your chance to gain a vote.

A The rest of UK are highly unlikely in the event of separation to agree to a currency union, in the worst case scenario, what currency will iscot or use and how will it be secured? What will be the time frame for establishing a new currency, and would this affect how soon the country can move towards full independence?


B can you tell me with certainty as a non nuclear/De nuclearised state will we definitely retain NATO membership, do you categorically rule out retaining the Fala need base in order to do so?

C I believe iscot will be Welcomed as a member of the EU however what will be the timescale for admittance based o the legal advice the nationalists have already secured.

I could write questions all night but honesty on these three key points would go a long way to reassuring me.


Anonymous said...

i think its vandalism to hang posters spouting their beliefs on others,,we can make our own minds up,without them forcing their views doon oor thrapples

Anonymous said...

Shut up an do what your masters in London want - Vote NO!

Anonymous said...

Hope some one goes around and sprays a red Y on each one lol

Some answers said...

@looking for truth

Re currency union. ‘You can’t have it ever’ is often if not always rolled out by the No’s. I’m not a member of the SNP but I suspect that the reason they stick to this as their solution is that it makes sense for iScotland and rUK to keep using the pound. Post a yes vote I bet that there’ll be a statement from the then UK government at some point in the negotiations saying something like ‘as iScotland has agreed to take £x of the national debt we will allow a form of currency union’ in other words they’ll no longer use this as a threat effective though it is at the moment.
And if not? Well there are numerous options for the much demanded plan B but I can see as to why the SNP don’t want to waste time on this one
As Scotland has just hosted the Commonwealth games it’s interesting to look at the Commonwealth countries that took part. It’s much quicker to count those that aren’t independent isn’t it! iScotland will not be the first country to go independent but would be the first country in history to turn it down should we vote no

Only France, the US and the UK are nuclear members of NATO. Most NATO countries do not have nuclear capability so I cannot see a problem with iScotland membership. I think it would be great for iScotland to be nuclear free

The EU is more complex as I don’t think it’s had to deal with the likes of iScotland before. But a bit like the currency union I suspect that it would be in EU countries interests to allow Scotland to join ASAP. What is clear is the growing groundswell against the EU within the UK, and at the moment it looks as though we might have another Tory government at the next general election who might well take the UK out of the EU

I hope these answers help you. I’m not an expert, just an old Labour voter who decided after much reading that she would vote Yes

Anonymous said...

"Looking for the Truth" - Your 3 Qs:
A - The currency WILL be the Pound. It is OURS as much as rUK's. The various Unionist parties are simply using it as a scaremongering tactic. If the independent and impartial economic advisers to the Scottish Government suggested otherwise, I would pay heed. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/ecd409fc-1b37-11e4-b649-00144feabdc0,Authorised=false.html?_i_location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcms%2Fs%2F0%2Fecd409fc-1b37-11e4-b649-00144feabdc0.html%3Fsiteedition%3Duk&siteedition=uk&_i_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fuk-scotland-scotland-politics-28641991#axzz39VP2t5Kw

I fully accept that as Scotland's economy improves and rUK's deteriorates, then we may at some point wish to establish our own currency. However, for the forseeable future we shall use the £ - and rUK will be DESPERATE for us to stay on board.

B Given our strategic locus re the Atlantic - NATO need us more than we need them. The SNP became pro-NATO - on the back of positive encouragement from the smaller NATO countries - Denmark, Norway etc. Ultimately, the decision will be for the people of Scotland. Most polls have affirmed the view that Scotland does not want WMDs. Many military analysts seriously question the benefits of Trident. Personally, my view is that "the nuclear deterrrent" is now a tired old Empire's viagra. No place in a progressive Scotland.

C I have received and never had sight of any "legal advice". However, all of the impartial players have suggested that the timescale will be pragmatically short. Very achieveable within the envisaged timetable for independence.

Hope that helps? There are no certainties whether you vote YES or NO.
Ultimately it comes down to whether you want to become more "Scottish" or more "British". Do you think that the Scottish political direction of travel will lead towards a better and a fairer society - or does Westminster's free-reign capitalism rock your boat? Should decisions about Scotland's Future be made here in Scotland by the people who live here?
Best Regards
Colin

ayes wide open said...

The £ does not belong to any one country it is the currency of the UK, if Scotland leaves the UK it leaves the pound. Simple. I am a yes voter not SNP but even I can see that, in the event of a yes Cameron will be severely wounded and entering an election period, he is not going to want to be seen pandering to the pesky Scots. Neither will any political leader. I believe if Salmond admits this fact and tells us what the alternative is he will have it in the bag, there is nothing to stop us having our own £ . Eaqualy the rest of the UK will hamper any accession talks to the European and NAT as it is in their short term interests too. VOTE YES NAIRNITES! But take off your rose tinted specs before you mark the paper

Anonymous said...

I am a Nairnite who has lived in England for many years and perhaps has a different perspective for that reason. When discussing the issue of Scottish independence with friends and colleagues here there is very little interest in the subject. Most assume that Scotland will vote for independence and some think that it is already independent. Those that express an opinion are mostly sad that Scotland would wish to leave the Union but say that it is up to the Scots to decide. But a word of warning. The people I speak to may be fairly laid back about whether Scotland becomes independent or not but one thing is for certain they expect that Scotland will be picking up the bill for any extra costs. And with a General Election looming no rUK politicians will be receiving votes that propose to give Alex Salmond an easy ride in the subsequent separation negotiations.