We’re really, really sorry about that headline, on several levels.
But wait until you see what this one’s about.
A couple of months ago we highlighted the ingenious solution being adopted by the No campaign to the problem that Yes Scotland has vastly more grassroots activists prepared to go out onto the streets and talk to people about the future of their country.
Rather than engage in a debate and put their own arguments to the test in public, the London-funded advocates of the Union get around being outnumbered by refusing to turn up, and then demanding that this self-created “imbalance” must be redressed by banning Yes campaigners from appearing either.
In Prestwick, though, they’ve just taken that approach one step further.
You’re reading that right. Two Tory councillors have cancelled an entire event for 10,000 people rather than let two or three Yes Scotland campaigners peacefully hand out leaflets and chat to anyone who might be interested, anywhere in the vicinity. The people of Prestwick are to be protected from the onerous chore of saying “No thanks” by having their entire annual celebration abolished for a year.
We’re not sure any further commentary from us is necessary.