Each of Us: Making a Unionist Difference


The pro-UK Cairn at Gretna

(The 'Auld Acquaintance Cairn' at Gretna: Like Stones in a Cairn, every Individual has a Vital Place.)

This is the twelfth article in our series "12 Ways to Strengthen the Union and Stop Scottish Separation". Our final point is directed specifically towards each of us. Here are some ways we, as individuals, can strengthen the Union and keep Britain together.

6 WAYS EACH OF US CAN HELP to RAISE THE PROFILE of BRITISHNESS IN SCOTLAND

We've spoken about the importance of Building up Britishness in Scotland. Here's some simple ways we can do that, as individuals...

1. Speak Up!

In conversation, just saying things like, "No, I don't want us to break up. I'm British. I like the UK. I believe in the UK. I'm for the UK. I want us to stay together", can be very powerful.

You don't need to go into it in any more depth than that if you don't want to, or don't fully understand all the complicated economic arguments. It's sufficient that you let them know that you believe in Britain, and remind them that there are other people who don't think like them!

It is a fact that most Scottish Nationalists live in a complete bubble, insulated from pro-UK people. They never get to hear such things, or see such people, in real life! (And no, we're not joking!)

2. Wear the Flag

This is about increasing the visibility of British Symbolism in Scotland in order to remind people that Scotland is British and British it Shall Remain! You don't have to walk down the street carrying a Union Jack on a pole. You can simply wear an overt, or subtle, Union Jack branded item around town – handbag, scarf, hat, badge, T-shirt, hoodie...whatever. A Union Jack Mobile Phone cover is a good one because you're always going to be bringing it out in public!

3. Buy British

The SNP and ScotNats don't want to buy anything with Union Jack branding at the supermarket. They are bitterly opposed to supporting producers outside of Scotland. For our part, buying British is the least we can do!

4. Keep Your Streets Clean

If there are SNP/ScotNat stickers on street furniture in your town or village or countryside then they need to come down! You need to remove them. Don't think "The council should do that." Here's some news for you. The "council" is not bothered, and it will never do anything! If that sticker is coming down, it's you that's taking it down!

The extent to which there are still ScotNat stickers up in some places...dating from before 2014 (!) is worrying testimony to the passive nature of far too many people.

5. Fly the Flag

In our office, we drape a large Union Jack on the inside of our front window on any of the national "Designated Days" for Union Jack flag waving. See the 'References' section here for a list of such days (although you can fly it on any day you want)! You can put a small one in your window sill, even if only on the Designated Days.

If you're responsible for a clubhouse, hotel, or civic or private building which has a flagpole, then why not get the Union Flag up there, at least on Designated Days! People love to see it flying! It brightens up our day.

We know someone who bought a Flag Pole and Union Jack off Amazon and flew it in their garden for the 2 months prior to the Referendum.

Another Great British way to fly the Flag is to join AFFG's Thin Red Line (see below).

6. Register and Vote!

Ensure you are registered to vote. If you are not registered to vote, you can find your local council Election Office at Your Vote Matters. Remember to vote at every election, including the important Local Elections!

At the Local Elections in Scotland, voting is numerically for your favoured candidates in order, ie 1, 2, 3 etc. The Wards are multi-member, 3 or 4 member Wards. Vote for the best placed 'pro-UK' candidates. You can vote for as many as you want, but you do not have to vote for every candidate. Therefore, do not vote for the SNP or for the separatist and republican Scottish Green Party, or any other fringe Republican parties.

Another powerful thing you can do is...

SUPPORT THOSE WHO...ARE ALREADY DOING – SUPPORT AFFG

We at A Force For Good have been at the forefront of this effort since we were founded on 21 March 2012. There are various ways you can get involved with us and help promote our pro-UK message. The first basic thing everyone can do is...

a. Stay in Touch

"Sign Up" to receive our fortnightly Email Update here.

If you are on Facebook then please Like our Facebook page here

and Follow us on Twitter here

and Subscribe to our YouTube channel and click the Notifications Bell.

Follow our colourful Instagram page

and check in on this Website regularly at aForceForGood.UK

b. Help Spread the Message on Social Media

This has never been easier to do! You can Share our Facebook posts; ReTweet our Twitter posts (and if you ReTweet our post with a positive comment then we can then ReTweet your post).

Also, use the blue Facebook "Invite Friends" button to increase our Facebook Outreach. If you click on it, you can scroll through your Friends who might be interested. A message will be sent to the people you choose saying "[Your Name] invited you to like A Force For Good". That really does work for us! It's a really easy way to help get the message out!

You can copy the URL of articles you like on this Website or our Legacy Site at www.aForceForGood.org.UK or our YouTube videos, and share them on Facebook or Twitter.

c. Join our Thin Red Line – On The Street

We'll be flying the Flag at every SNP/ScotNat march this year, and so if this is something you'd like to do, then please tell us. You can Message us on Facebook or send an Email to our address below.

If you are on Facebook then one of our Directors would "Friend you" and communicate that way. Secondly, we would also note where you live. That means that if we are going to be in your approximate area, then we would contact you to give you advance notice.

We also have occasional Street Stalls, and other events; but you won't hear about them unless you've contacted us to tell us you're happy to help with things in your area.

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