How Scot Nats Shift Debate and Manipulate

A Force For Good meets the Great British Public at one of our Jubilee Street Stalls in Argyle Street, Glasgow on 18-6-22.

We recently heard a prominent Scottish nationalist MSP saying on Question Time 30-6-22:

"The point that I'm trying to make this evening is that we will be on different sides of the argument about whether Scotland should be independent or not but regardless of our political affiliation, regardless of whether we are Yes or No voters, do we trust the people to decide?"

Reported in The National, 2-7-22, pp.6-7 at 6.

The "trust the people" phrases are attempts to get us to submit to the separatist agenda through accusation, deception or flattery. After all, nobody wants to appear to distrust the people.

Here are some examples:

"If you don't want a referendum, then you don't trust the people."

This is an accusation to shame us into submitting to their agenda.

"Do we trust the people to decide?"

This is a deceptive question which is aiming to get us to go along with a second referendum for fear of being thought not to trust the people.

"We can all agree to trust the people."

This sounds "reasonable" and is intended to flatter us into risking the break-up of the UK.

These are clever phrases which target our sense of morality, until we realise that "trusting the people" is not the issue!