This is based on the Commission, who apparently asked to "Test " the question proposed by the Scottish Government for the 2014 to a number of voters..
Jacobs goes on to say
"Whilst the SNP have agreed to the suggested new wording, including the European Union rejecting the idea of Scotland automatically joining the EU if it became independent and support for independence slumping".
What humiliation? A simple tweak of words which looks more of a result of the Electoral Commission justifying the expense of looking at the question.
Perhaps they could tell us what percentage of the Scottish Electorate where more likely to vote yes in the original question
Over at Better Nation Jeff points out
"In 1997 we were asked
“Do you agree there should be a Scottish Parliament?”,
Which is interestingly entirely consistent with the SNP’s preferred question. I don’t really understand why that style of question was good enough then but isn’t good enough today but, at the end of the day, if voters aren’t convinced enough by the merits of independence that they may be swayed into voting No when they look at the question, then do we really want to embark on this great adventure at all?"And who put this question? The then Labour Government at the time.
According to Jacobs and the Electoral Commission that question would have led people to have voted Yes.
And maybe so .
But can you really have a question that is fair?
I mean.The SNP may have preferred to ask
"Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent country free from being run by English Tories in Westminster Yes/No”And Ed Jacobs and his Union friends may have preferred
“Should Scotland be an separate country breaking up the United Kingdom? Yes/No”
Left Foot forward are beginning to sound ridiculous and hysterical in their attempts to save the Union by twisting every little story on the Independence debate to claim that it is an "Humiliation for the SNP"
Interestingly from the comments on Jacobs articles most reading them are well aware of his nonsense and are making sensible comments on his page.
Can we have more balance from a supposed progressive blog please and not just the views of Labour Unionists