At an evening event on Friday May 16th organised and hosted by West Highland College UHI (Fort William) Dave Thompson MSP (Yes) debated with Charles Kennedy MP (No)on whether Scotland should be an independent country.
Mr. Kennedy represents Ross, Skye and Lochaber at Westminster and Mr Thompson Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch at Holyrood.
At the event billed as a Referendum Information Evening in Fort William students, staff and members of the public heard a friendly and good natured debate between the two elected representatives. After the opening remarks by Messrs. Thompson and Kennedy there was an opportunity for the audience to ask questions.
Although the MSP and MP agreed upon many things on the night they, of course, diverged on the question of independence.
- 63 Yes
- 25 No
- 2 undecided
This was a very convincing win for Yes which we hope will be replicated in the real referendum.
The only way to keep Farage out in Scotland, is to vote SNP. The polls show that the Greens won't make it and the Liberals are finished. The last seat could go either to Ukip or the SNP. Let's make sure it is not Ukip.
|Munguin's mates, Shona Robison and Humza Yousaf
in Dundee last night
|Are you trying to stir up trouble Mr Kelly?
Would this suit your ends? What exactly are your ends?
Do you know any Scottish people?
|That's the Tories for you.. soiling their "strides"...
Jeez, who's called trousers "strides" in the last 80 years?
|500+ in Galashiels last night for Nicola
|Dear old Nick got involved, which was a bit of a mistake
Especially as he was promising to guarantee stuff.
Why don't you get out a pledge board, Nick, you know
like you did with the student fees...?
|Well, it's a long afternoon with no one to talk to.
|Much more... infact every fibre of his being
(except a debate with the First Minister)
Do jellyfish have "fibre"?
|Hmm, you work for the BBC?
|Hilarious. Imagine the daft bat doesn't know how to spell where she comes from...
Try again Karen and choose a place you know. West Kensington maybe?
|So grassroots you could feed it to George Osborne's horses.
Where were the Labour MPs fighting against this?
Respecting the traditions of Westminster?
Why can they shout over every other speech and not that one?
|This is important. It REALLY isn't about England. It's about SCOTLAND.