RISE – Deluded, doomed and divisive

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Did you see Reporting Scotland on Tuesday evening?  It featured an item on the Holyrood election campaign.  One of the parties contesting the election had launched its manifesto.  The party was RISE.

I’d wager most people watching the flagship news programme hadn’t a clue what or who this group was … and for good reason.  RISE has never contested an election – local or national.  The party has no elected representatives.  With a little over two weeks to go until polling day it is barely registering in opinion polls.

Yet here it was, gaffe ridden manifesto and all, being treated as though it was a major player in Scottish politics.  The Reporting Scotland item marked the media zenith for a group of radical socialists and opportunistic referendum personalities ….

Read more here ….

 

Author :  GA Ponsonby
Source :  http://indyref2.scot
Original Publication Date :  20 Apr, 2016
Article Link :  http://indyref2.scot/rise-deluded-doomed-and-divisive
Archive Link :  http://archive.is/KWeXq

 



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