AS the nation holds its breath waiting for Nicola Sturgeon to fire the indyref2 starting gun, our old friends Scotland in Union (SiU) are busy doing what they do best: shooting themselves in the foot. Or, as the SNP Depute Leader Keith Brown put it, launching a “spectacular boomerang attack” against themselves by commissioning a poll that makes encouraging reading for the Yes side.
They attempted to befuddle the survey respondents by asking them whether they’d like Scotland to Leave or Remain in the UK (see what they did there?), but then they went and spoiled it all by asking if a hard Brexit would make a difference – only to find that it would, and quite a significant one too.
It’s hard not to feel just a little bit sorry for this rag-tag bunch of Unionists, spending precious funds on a poll that found barely more than a third of Scots are against a second referendum.
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Published in The National on November 23 2018.