Building Caledonian Voice
IN EARLY MARCH we published an article Building Our Media Infrastructure which noted that the National Liberal Party has several key strategies. Our article – http://nationalliberal.org/building-our-media-infrastructure - looked at one of these objectives: building the infrastructure of an alternative mass media of news, information and entertainment.
We know that all of our publications generate enthusiasm and a positive response. However, we want to build a much larger audience for our media – therefore, we announced that we’d be featuring the lead articles from each of our publications to date. The idea is that when these articles appear, NLP members and supporters would viral them out via social media.
We also stated that although the articles will be dated to some extent (and this one hails from early July 2012!) we’d appreciate any comments, observations or suggestions – good bad or indifferent.
Before St. George’s Day we kicked off with the lead article from issue 1 of English Voice – the voice of the NLP in England. This time we’re reproducing the lead article from issue 1 of Caledonian Voice – the voice of the NLP in Scotland. (Readers will note that CV uses the phrase ‘Third Way.’ Here it is used here in a Scottish political context in that it refers to a position that goes beyond independence and unionism. Please note that that there are no official connections between the NLP or CV and groups bearing a similar name.)
We’re aware of two reviews of CV1 here http://nationalliberal.org/review-of-caledonian-voice and here http://countercultureuk.com/tag/national-liberal-party/ However, we’d like to hear from any other folks who’d be willing to produce a review of it or who’d be able to produce articles for future issues. Similarly, we want to hear from anyone who can suggest subjects for future CV e-posters. Our first one called for Scotland to be kept out of foreign wars -http://nationalliberal.org/caledonian-voice-says-keep-scotland-out-of-foreign-wars – and our second one drew attention to the Banksters – http://nationalliberal.org/caledonian-voice-says-%e2%80%a6-forget-vampires-%e2%80%93-the-banks-are-the-real-bloodsuckers – but what else should CV be highlighting?
To submit your ideas, simply e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org or look out for this article on the National Liberals facebook site https://www.facebook.com/groups/52739504313/?fref=nf and have your say in the comments section.
The Independence Referendum … Is There A Third Way?
WITH Prime Minister David Cameron declaring himself to be relaxed about the timing of the proposed referendum on whether or not Scotland should break away from the rest of the United Kingdom, it is looking increasingly likely that it will take place in the autumn of 2014. What is still a matter of debate is whether the question put to Scottish voters will be a straight choice between independence and the status quo or if the third option of Devo-Max will be offered. Devo-Max is the term coined to describe the fullest devolution of powers to the Scottish Parliament with only the minimum of matters such as defence and foreign affairs remaining in the hands of the Westminster Government.
Date: July 8, 2015
Categories: Party News