Saturday, 4 June 2016

NATIONAL YES REGISTRY: THE NEXT STEPS

Guest Post by The National YES Registry


The idea started the day after the NO vote, when the Yes Largs shop tried to make contact with fellow Yes Shops for moral support and to discuss future directions to take locally andnationally. Since then the concept has grown, but the idea is still a simpleone. Get all pro-Indy grass-root groups, no matter how geographically disparate, linked together in a practical and mutually supportive campaigning network. This network is now in the process of forming and will be collectively owned and run by its autonomous membership groups. Once formed, the groups will decide their own campaigning direction and agendas. 
So... Calling all groups!
Group Declaration of Support
Following our first National Yes Registry conference of grass-root, pro-independence autonomous groups held in Largs on December 5 2015, we the undersigned groups declare our intention to collectively provide the grass-root authority and vanguard leadership necessary to instigate the creation of an open, non-party political, mutually supportive campaigning network around which all willing pro-independence grass-root organisations can coalesce to democratically maximise our social leverage for change and thereby systematically advance the cause for Scottish Independence.
This has been decided:
We intend to deliver on this decision through the creation of a collectively owned and run National Yes Registry ‘Forum mechanism’, as outlined in the NYR film and further developed through feedback gained during the ‘face to face tour of the groups’, undertaken in the five weeks prior to conference. This ‘Forum mechanism’ will continuously adapt and develop to practically address the social and campaigning needs of all the participating groups, as they grow over time.

We, the autonomous groups, fully understand that the ‘Forum mechanism’ which we are sanctioning the creation of, is only a tool. We are creating it in order to help anchor and actively develop, once again, the inspirational campaigning culture of pro-active self-help and powerful social networking that made the Scottish grass-root independence movement a joy to belong to and such a formidable non-party political force to be reckoned with.

It is this, our culture of mutual support, which will ensure the success of our proposed ‘forum mechanism’: A tool of the groups with which to build an effective grass-root social, cultural and campaigning network, nationwide. This is key to understanding the importance of our timetable to ‘launch’ and the ‘stages of group readiness’ which we the undersigned groups commit to delivering upon internally, in preparation to the ‘forum mechanisms’ launch nationally.

We, the undersigned, collectively urge all other likeminded groups and individuals with a belief in the need for a powerful non-party political grass-root voice in the campaigning direction and timing of Scotland’s next strides toward full Independence, to join us in creating this collectively owned, self-organised re-formation and continuation of Yes’s urgent grass-root driven demand for a return to full Scottish Independence.


Signatories


Yes Annandale                                    annandale@nationalyesregistry.scot    

Aye2Aye Hub, Fort William              aye2aye@nationalyesregistry.scot

Yes Clydesdale                                   clydesdale@nationalyesregistry.scot

Yes Dunfermline & West Fife        dunfermlinew-fife@nationalyesregistry.scot

Yes East Kilbride                                eastkilbride@nationalyesregistry.scot

Yes Edinburgh North & Leith         edinburghnorth-leith@nationalyesregistry.scot
 
Yes Edinburgh West                            edinburghwest@nationalyesregistry.scot

Yes Forres Area                                   forresarea@nationalyesregistry.scot 

Yes2Inverness                                     inverness@nationalyesregistry.scot

Yes Jedburgh                                       jedburgh@nationalyesregistry.scot

Yes Kelty                                              kelty@nationalyesregistry.scot

Lochaber Women for Indy              lochaberwfi@nationalyesregistry.scot

Yes Marchmont & Morningside    marchmont-morningside@nationalyesregistry.scot

Common Weal Moray                        cwmoray@nationalyesregistry.scot

Yes North East Fife                              nefife@nationalyesregistry.scot

Yes Orkney                                          orkney@nationalyesregistry.scot

Yes Edinburgh Pentlands                  pentlands@nationalyesregistry.scot

Yes Rutherglen                                    rutherglen@nationalyesregistry.scot 

Yes Alliance Skye                                skye@nationalyesregistry.scot

Yes Troon                                            troon@nationalyesregistry.scot

25 comments:

  1. Apologies

    Soppy Sunday will be postponed till early afternoon this week, because my scheduling of this article didn't quite work out how it was supposed to.

    But fear ye not... it WILL appear!

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    1. you just can't get the staff these days Munguin can you!

      Late afternoon - sake's some of us will be watching Andy Murray in the tennis then with our eyes peeking through our hands going "come on Andy come on"...

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    2. They all want pay rises PP. It's a piece of nonsense! YOU never ask for a pay rise.

      Just think, after Andy wins, you can pop over to MY place and look at soppy sights!

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    3. Our sincere apologies for being the cause of a delayed 'soppy Sunday'. We can only apologise profusely, grovel and plead. It was not our intention.

      Please do not hate us. :-(

      On behalf of
      The National Yes Registry

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  2. Scotland voted 'NO ' in a snp nationalist referendum
    the snp lost seats at the last election.
    poll after poll exposes the snp lie the vast majority
    of Scots DO NOT WANT ANOTHER REFERENDUM

    I call upon you proven minority of malcontents to
    cease and desist this calumny of lies and accept the
    settled will of the Scottish people as proven in a nationalist
    organised referendum..

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    1. Och Niko. Give it a rest.

      You know you really want independence. Your best friends Taz and Spook want it, so just knuckle down to the idea that it's coming.

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    2. Quite so, Niko, the No vote ensured Scotland will be ruled by a Tory government for the foreseeable future. As a 'left-winger' you must be delighted but given that an EU exit will strengthen the cold clammy grasp of the more rabid right-wingers you ain't seen nothing yet.

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    3. Niko secretly likes Camergoon and Gidiot.

      Not sure what the attraction is exactly, as I completely fail to see it, but you can tell it's there.

      Next chapter will be Mad Boris who said it was better to spend money in Croydon than Scotland (I wonder if they'd like Trident down there?), and Iain Duncan Smith, who will forget that just for a little while he became all cuddly and hug-a-neddish.

      Retirement age up to 84?

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    4. Brownlie


      If only they would put there cold clammy grasp upon your rabid neck
      Life would be good to silence your rebellious whine forever,

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    5. Dear Niko, on behalf of the National Yes Registry, 'NO' ;-)

      Jason Baird
      nationalyesregistry.scot

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  3. What a hoot, Nikostratos. Your trembling terror is exposed

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    1. He's scared, Will, that when independence comes, we're going to put him up against a wall and throw haggis at him.

      Silly boy. We'll throw him at the haggis!!

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  4. Off topic but... Looking back through posts whilst I was away I see that Juteman is still having employment problems. He can get free employment/employee advice from ACAS on 0300 123 1100. They should be available from 0900 - 2000 Monday to Friday.

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    1. Cheers John. Ive got the unions solicitor on the case. I've been in contact with ACAS too.
      Basically my employer can't pay me and the other workers redundancy pay as he has no money. He is insolvent but refuses to face that fact. The government will pay it through the Redundancy Payments Office if/when he eventually goes bust. Meanwhile i'm in limbo, as technically i'm still employed by him, even though he has stopped paying my wages. I can't resign and look for another job as i might lose my right to a redundancy payment. Also, if i resign, i would have been deemed to have made myself unemployed, and lose my £73 a week Jobseekers Allowance. My mortgage protection insutance wpuld also stop for the same reason.
      At least it's nice weather for sitting in the gsrden. :-)

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  5. Nice 1 Tris ,

    I knew we were never going back in the bottle and worried that if we waited too long things would peter out. So it a relief to see the energy of the YES campaign still buzzing along and at last someone trying to bring us all together.

    The Euro ref and the football keeps much off the air and there is always the fear that folk give up. "We had our chance " ... so to speak . Watching the video gave me heart and reminded me thats there are so many good people out there willing to fight on .

    I wish i could help and will watch out for my local groups along with a lot of mates who are just biding their time.

    The fight goes on .

    yahoo :)

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  6. Nice 1 Tris ,

    I knew we were never going back in the bottle and worried that if we waited too long things would peter out. So it a relief to see the energy of the YES campaign still buzzing along and at last someone trying to bring us all together.

    The Euro ref and the football keeps much off the air and there is always the fear that folk give up. "We had our chance " ... so to speak . Watching the video gave me heart and reminded me thats there are so many good people out there willing to fight on .

    I wish i could help and will watch out for my local groups along with a lot of mates who are just biding their time.

    The fight goes on .

    yahoo :)

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    1. Hi Ritchy, great to hear that the National Yes Registry project has cheered you up :-)

      Why don't you and your friends consider forming a new group and join in? You only need to commit to what you can. Get support from and mix campaign ideas up with others and start getting Yes growing again.

      It's as much about the social side of Yes as it is the politics. That's what made the referendum so fun, vibrant and effective, and that's what still really scares the Unionists so much. (you can come out from behind the couch now Niko ;-)

      Go on, why bide our time? There's loads needs done before the next indy ref is called. Remember, the political parties will be the ones that call the next Indy ref, but it's going to be us in the grass-roots that will win it! We need to get ourselves organised, networked and ready to go again!

      Ask around Ritchy, see if there's a local indy group and find out if they fancy participating. I would be more than happy to come and talk things over with them. Anyway, really glad you liked the film and please feel free to get in touch anytime.

      The fight goes on only because people keep on fighting. The more the merrier :-)

      Jason Baird
      nationalyesregistry.scot

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    2. Hi Richy,

      Can't tell you how good it is to hear from you mate.

      I've been a bit concerned.

      Not only that, but Jason's post has given you new hope. You're right. The fight does go on, and this, along with the government's intention of reigniting the passion over the summer, is the way to do it.

      Hope the weather is being kind to your health and that you're feeling a bit better.

      Give my best wishes to the Libation crew.

      :)

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    3. Sorry for spelling yer name wrong Richy. That's not cool :(

      Jason

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    4. Don;t worry Jason. Richy's not the kind of guy to worry over that.

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  7. I hope soppy Sunday can find a picture of Bruce's spider.

    Alba Gu Brath!

    S.A.

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