I’m a voter and I would like it known that I’m in full support of the “Yes” vote and plan to do so in the forthcoming referendum campaign.
However one thing troubles me slightly about the campaign.
Everybody I’ve spoken to about the referendum all have differing opinions, as you would expect, but the main feeling I get from acquaintances that are undecided is the perception that a vote for “Yes” would in some way endorse the Scottish National Party and Alex Salmond.
I should also point out that I know a variety of people in different walks of life through my own social and working circles, so it’s not a feeling related to a singular group.
I’m no campaign organiser by any stretch and far be it for me to look to dictate how the campaign should be fought, but I feel there is clarity required for those who may not support or vote for the SNP that are willing to back to the “Yes” vote.
I’ve had many a discussion convincing people that the two are entirely separate so I feel it may be an important message to convey as the vote gets closer.
Mr Salmond divides opinion, as do most politicians, but may I suggest a tact where it is made clear that voting ‘Yes’ is not a vote for the SNP.
I hope this is something to consider as the vote becomes ever closer.
Thank you for your time