If there’s one area where you really have to hand it to “Better Together”, it’s sheer shamelessness. Despite having been humiliatingly exposed for inflating attendance figures at their events by at least 100% twice on this site alone, to the great merriment of Yes campaigners, they just keep right on going without a hint of embarrassment.
We can’t help starting to wonder if this might all be one of those sort of “When I was going to St Ives…” trick riddle things. How many Darling Youth kids make 70?
When someone pointed us to the link on Facebook, an angry “Better Together” type was quickly on the case, insisting “That picture was taken from about half way down the room. There are loads of folk who were there who aren’t in that photo”.
Was it? We like to make sure we’ve got our facts straight on Wings Over Scotland, so we scooted over to the official @UK_Together Twitter page to see if they could help us out with any shots from the other end. And bless ’em, they were as helpful as ever:
Looks like naughty old Jonathan was telling us fibs. As you can tell from the picture frames on the right of the second pic (and the girl in the pink top), the first one in fact shows pretty much the entire room, including the furthest-back table. So how many people are ACTUALLY there? Could it be 70? We got our trusty dabber out.
Oh look, it’s 40. But inflating the figure by only 75% is, we suppose, some small level of progress. Who knows, perhaps by the time we actually get to the referendum, the No camp will have told the truth about something.