We are all just #OrdinaryScots4Indy
Some sections of the media attempt to paint the Yes movement in an unfavourable light based on the behaviour of a small minority.
You don’t have to look far for lots and lots and lots of examples of this. Whereas the many examples from the other side of the debate are likely to get given a free pass.
Recently we have talked about how the Yes movement is diverse, open and outward looking. We have talked about how it is defined by civic, not ethnic nationalism. We have talked about how the nasty side of the independence movement has been blown out of proportion. We have shown that many people who have moved from No to Yes are attracted to the inclusive nature of the movement.
Seems like other people within the movement are similarly frustrated by a perceived lack of fair coverage. Riled by a condescending article in the Economist they have been tweeting using the hashtags
Reading those tweets does highlight how normal(in a good sense) the bulk of independence supporters really are. The cybernats do exist but they are the exception not the rule.
If you are an ordinary Scot for indy why not leave a comment or send a tweet yourself using the hashtags.
I’ll leave you with some of my favourites.
Cover image via @Defiaye
— Kathi Branse-Instone (@kuchen_kathi) February 21, 2017
63-year-old woman, Scottish but lived in England for 25 years. University lecturer. Just want my country to be normal. #ordinaryscotsforindy
— Morag (@DrMoragKerr) February 19, 2017
RFC supporting Army Veteran who believes that the best ppl to make decisions for Scotland are the people of Scotland. #OrdinaryScotsforIndy
— Russ Denny (@RussDenny1) February 20, 2017
— Elaine Gunn (@Elaine_Gunn) February 20, 2017
— EnglishScotsForYES (@EnglishScot4YES) February 20, 2017
English, moved to Glasgow with family in 2012 to campaign & vote Yes.
Scotland can show there is another way. #OrdinaryScots4Indy
— Simone (@cee4cat) February 20, 2017
Just turned 50. Gay and married to a handsome Australian. Both of us owned by a wee rogue of a Scottie Dug.Drama teacher #ordinaryScots4indy
— frasergrant (@Frasergrant) February 20, 2017
— Brendan Hynes (@Hyvast) February 20, 2017
— Nick Scott (@WillowBoatman) February 19, 2017
31, Eng. Scot by choice
I simply want my daughter to grow up in a normal Independent country where her voice counts#OrdinaryScots4Indy
— Taylor (@dtaylor5633) February 19, 2017
As a 35yo English woman, with 2 business & 3 children, living in & loving Scotland, it’s time we made our own decisions.#OrdinaryScots4Indy
— Clare Ferguson (@SaltireComic) February 20, 2017
— Wee L (@l_ronaldson) February 20, 2017
Born Yorkshire, lived n Scotland 3.5 out of 4.5 decades, single working mum of 1. 4 consciously uncoupling frm Wstmnstr #OrdinaryScots4Indy
— Pippa Hadley (@pipinboots) February 20, 2017
I’m a 77 year old Cornishman of Welsh ancestry, married to a Englishwoman of Scottish ancestry. We are Yes. #OrdinaryScots4Indy
— Tony Williams (@affyw) February 20, 2017