Thursday, 16 August 2012
Time to clarify
Using this forum to clarify a few things. In response to Richard Baker and a few cynics on the Facebook page lets clarify something. There are 3 moderators on the Facebook page. Myself who founded the page and have been a Labour party member for most of the last ten years including this moment. Another who has had no affiliation to the nats and someone who has voted for SNP for the sake of achieving independence and no other reason.
When this page started up until about the 100 likes page I would say that there was about 40-50% of the likes from nats who liked our page solely because we wanted independence. that number going from comments and messages i've been sent, has since been reduced to about 15-20%.
I would estimate now there are roughly about 30-40% of Labour voters who support independence. maybe 5-10% of the page are Labour voters against independence.
It is in the rest which has proved the most fascinating and has meant an evolution of the point of this page. The remainder are people who used to vote Labour but now vote for SNP/Greens or just don't vote at all. These people have done this for two main reasons. Firstly they want independence, and/or, they feel let down by a Labour party that no longer supports them or has their needs at the heart of their policies.
This site was set up by a member and it is supported by a majority of either Labour voters or former voters who would support Labour again if they went back to their old principles.
After the last Scottish election the Labour party said they would listen to the grassroots supporters. We'll this page was created and supported by these grassroots and to think or claim anything else is merely putting your head in the sand.