8 people I’m voting Yes for – because the personal is political

Transcription of speech given at Falkirk Yes event on Sunday 7th of September 2014.

I am a feminist. An internationalist. A Scot. A Brit. A European. I am a Green Party activist and a member of National Collective.

And I’m voting Yes.

As a Green, I could tell you the opportunities and gains of a yes vote through the language and lens of Green party policy, of facts and figures, of belief in action and evidence, and why we – the Greens – believe that a yes vote is the best way to secure a fairer, more democratic, sustainable Scotland, and world.

As a creative, I could tell you why I believe in National Collective’s vision of ‘Imagining a Better Scotland’, and why I advocate their invitation to the people of Scotland to engage in one of the bravest creative acts of all – creating a new nation.

I could tell you these things, but I’m not going to.

I’m going to tell you about some of the people I’m voting Yes for.

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