Yesterday the No campaign launched their latest effort to reach voters.
"Blether Together" is apparently a 'state of the art' telephone canvassing tool. They claim it will allow them to take their "positive message" to undecided voters.
Their positive message? Do they think that if they say it over and over people are stupid enough to believe that it is positive, even though it is mind blowingly negative?
I don't know how this campaign will go down. I'm not keen on unsolicited telephone calls made at a time convenient to the caller, but not necessarily to me. I might be eating, or showering or sleeping when it’s convenient for them to call. So I am registered with TPS. If they call me they will be breaking the law. Maybe other people don't mind this sort of thing.
However, I will happily engage with them and ask them to explain why we are better with the bedroom tax, Trident and Atos; why it is better for Scots to have their laws decided by English Tories; why we would want as an exporting nation being dragged out of Europe by Ukip-following English voters. I'd also like to know if they are aware just how far behind Western Europe we are, and I don't mean the hour difference.
You do have to wonder, given the definition of the world “blether” (to engage in foolish, idle or irrelevant talk), why they would have chosen to use the word in their campaign. But then, what would you expect from people who choose to use the slogan, Ukok...?