Reports of our death have been greatly exaggerated

Wee Ginger Dug

According to David Torrance writing in Monday’s Herald newspaper, it’s all over for a Yes movement that has now fallen apart. Well he would say that, wouldn’t he. Reports of the Yes movement’s death have been greatly exaggerated. What has happened is that during the summer silly season when there’s relatively little in the way of proper politics going on, certain people in the Yes movement have been indulging in a round of mutual arguments on Twitter.  Having arguments is one of the few things that Twitter is any good for.

Torrance makes the fundamental error of confusing what happens on Twitter with the independence movement as a whole. The truth is that the great majority of Yes supporters neither use Twitter nor give a toss about who has been falling out with whom on a social media platform which is incapable of expressing nuance. You don’t get rational debate…

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