Sunday, 23 October 2011

The Independence Fight

OK, it's officially on. The fight for independence has begun.

Angus Robertson has promised that the party faithful will be pounding the streets and knocking on doors.

Well that will be novel here in East Kilbride. In my fifteen years since I returned from the Dark Side England I have had the pleasure (misfortune shurely?) of having a single Labour councillor knock on my door prior to the 2007 election.

Plenty of leaflets but not a single  person in the past five years of any party has bothered their backsides to get out and win votes. A few appearances at railway stations and town centres, but bothing around the houses.

It's quite simple really, and a bit like sales. Activity wins customers. The more activity, the higher chance of success. Yes, many people do not like the Doorstep Challenge, but the very fact that someone actually bothers might be enough to grab a vote.

Every vote won from the other parties mean they must get two to turn that around. Even if you cannot persuade someone to vote for independence they might go for Devo Max (or whatever the hell they are calling it this week).

So a piece of advice to the workers (if anyone is actually bothering to read this!).

Get knocking.

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