Sunday, 11 May 2014

CONTRASTING THE CAMPAIGNS... AND FUNDRAISING FOR A YES BLOG


I really thought that this was an inspiring video.  Such a diverse group of people, all with one purpose. It really cheered me.
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Over at one of my favourite blogs, Scot Goes Pop, James Kelly is looking to raise some money to help him continue to provide an invaluable service of dissecting the results of opinion polls... It's something for which I am incredibly grateful, as polling, and statistics, weighting,  and all that mathematical stuff is well beyond my limited intellectual powers. Of course SGP also posts on other matters, including some hilarious put downs of pomposity...as well as predicting the outcome of the Eurovision Song Contest (or not, as the case may be!). 

James has always been extremely supportive of Munguin's Republic and I'm delighted to see that the fund raising (for a modest £2,500) is going well. When we looked this morning it was standing at around £430, it is now at an impressive £1,687!

I know times are hard, but if anyone has a few groats to spare, there are worse ways of spending them...
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I was pleased to see that the Sunday Herald's declaration for 'yes' did them no harm at all in the sales stakes. Today's copy reports that last Sunday they sold 35,500 copies, up around 50% if my memory serves me well. They had 75,000 website hits, 2000+ retweets, and 4,600 members on a Facebook page...

I wonder what the Scotland on Sunday sales are looking like...
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16 comments:

  1. Update 19.38... James's fund raiser is at £1,958... And this is its first day!

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    1. It is almost there at 22.10 £2,447.

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    2. Done now Marcia... well within the first 24 hours.

      I know that I wouldn't make much of the polls without James's analysis.

      I'm so stoked at his fantastic success.

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  2. Oh dearie me

    http://news.stv.tv/politics/274864-more-than-half-of-voters-could-reject-independence-new-poll-says/

    More than half of voters could reject independence for Scotland in the referendum, a new poll suggests.

    The survey, published in the Sunday Mail, found 54% plan to vote No in the independence referendum on September 18.

    There may be trouble ahead
    But while there's moonlight and music
    And love and romance
    Let's face the music and dance


    There may be tear drops to shed
    So while there's moonlight and music
    And love and romance
    Let's face the music and dance
    Let's face the music and dance




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    1. Oh dearie you indeed... Mais ne vous inquiétez pas...

      Regardez!

      http://scotgoespop.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/huge-surge-in-support-for-independence.html

      http://wingsoverscotland.com/odd-spin-out/#more-54846

      Nice poetry btw?

      Someone we should know?

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  3. These folk are doing a wonderful job and Scotland salutes them.

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    1. Yes, they are. Great camaraderie too.

      Old and young; male and female alike, pulling 'together' for something that means everything.

      Has anyone ever had a BT person at their door?

      Personally I can't wait to have the opportunity to debate with one. He/she will be invited in, given a cup of whatever and asked every single question I can think of ...

      Please come and visit Ukoks.

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    2. I would love a visit, missed my one and only chance during our abysmal by-election in Dunfermline, we had people in that afternoon, or other words we would have been delighted. Dug is trained to smell out a wrong un, we had no hand in it,did it himself and this dug will lick anyone to death.

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    3. LOL Dogs are great judges of character...

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  4. Scot goes Pop is now at 98% only £53 to go, any rich London based Tory tax avoiding person willing to contribute, thought not.

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    1. He has more than reached the target and all within a day!

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    2. Yes. Three cheers for SGP!!!! :) :) :)

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  5. I watched the film, it is so inspiring. It was great to see Wester Hailes, my Great Aunt lived there and I recall getting ejected as a kid from the shopping centre for running up the escalator the wrong way. Oooppps...will Better Together create a scare story from that little bit of misbehaviour when I was 9 years old?
    Great blog, keep up the good work!

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  6. Disruptive Separatist Children Cause Havoc in Shopping Centre as Decent UKOKs Try to Live Decent Normal British Lives.

    Glad you enjoyed the film...I found it really inspiring.

    And thank you for the compliment... which I return in full :)

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  7. Don't know about Scotsman circulation, but the share price looks a bit anaemic.

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    1. What a shame.... :)

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