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Opinion: A real respect agenda

As we near 18th September and the Independence referendum vote the language of some commentators and politicians on both sides has become less respectful and in some cases quite febrile.

Unfortunately that has included our own party where in the last few weeks we have seen speeches reported on Liberal Democrat Voice using the language of:

Standing on street corners, dripping poison about the NHS into the ears of passers-by

and

nationalist thugs

It’s a language that has been compounded by our agreement to adverts that suggest the only way to demonstrate your love for your children is to vote No.

The Yes Scotland …

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Opinion: Better Together should agree to a third independence referendum debate

st Andrews flag saltire scotland Some rights reserved by Fulla TIt appears that despite lengthy discussions between Sky news and the Yes and No campaigns there will now be no third televised debate between the two campaigns.

According to the Sunday Times:

A spokesman for Better Together said: “We made it clear right from the start that all television debates would have to be done before the first postal votes start to go out.

There are only two weeks now before around 1m people who are registered for postal votes start to receive their voting forms.

It’s only right that the debates between the leaders of the Yes and No campaigns have all been seen by then. If Mr Salmond had not spent so much time trying to delay both the STV and BBC debates, other bids could have been accommodated.”

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  • User AvatarMichael 1 30th Mar - 1:07pm
    For those that don't subscribe to them, people may want to know there is a joint Never Mind the Bar Charts / Lib Dem podcast...
  • User AvatarRichard Flowers 30th Mar - 12:57pm
    Hopefully the Federal Board can and will revisit this decision in a month or so when we are all in a better position to see...
  • User AvatarMichael 1 30th Mar - 12:55pm
    Fair enough on seniors. a link to UK pollling would be interesting though. There's quite an interesting discussion from America's National Public Radio at https://www.npr.org/2016/02/06/465819152/times-have-changed-what-should-we-call-old-people...
  • User AvatarWilliam Francis 30th Mar - 12:43pm
    Absolutely agree!
  • User AvatarDavid Becket 30th Mar - 12:43pm
    Once again we see how far out of touch with real life those who run our party are. We need leadership NOW. Tory's have a...
  • User Avatarexpats 30th Mar - 12:41pm
    Absolutely agree with this thread...When the country returns to (nearly) normal we can announce that, 'We had a leadership election and xxxx is our new...