Pro-union activists gatecrashed the SNP party conference in Aberdeen today to unveil their new ‘Referendumb’ campaign poster.
The group, which aims to rally No voters who are “angry that their 2014 vote is being ignored”, revealed the new advertising campaign outside the AECC this morning as SNP delegates got set to launch their spring conference.
The non-party movement, which has about 15,000 supporters, will take its campaign to towns and cities across the country after launching its Project Listen initiative in Glasgow on Tuesday.
Speaking at the event, Scotland in Union chief executive Graeme Pearson said: “I’m here today to say independence is not inevitable. And neither is another referendum.
“We can stop this. But we can only stop the nationalists if those who support Scotland in the UK find their voice.
“The silent majority spoke up in 2014. Now we must do so again.
“The future of our country will be decided by the people of Scotland, not politicians. I believe through organisation and persuasion we can force Nicola Sturgeon to back off.”
Mr Pearson, a former Labour MSP, added: “If we speak with one voice then the Scottish Government will be forced to hear us.
“Once they accused us of Project Fear. I say this time it’s Project Listen. They can ignore us no more.
“Together, we can send them homeward to think again. We need to get organised and we need to persuade.”
Promoting the day of campaigning, he added: “We will have hundreds of activists in every city in Scotland, leafleting and campaigning, spreading our positive message of unity and solidarity.
“Conversation by conversation we hope to persuade our fellow Scots that the best future for us all is to be part of something bigger.”
The rallying call to union supporters comes as SNP deputy leader told delegates a second referendum on Scottish independence is going to happen.
“Scotland’s referendum is going to happen and no UK Prime Minister should dare to stand in the way of Scotland’s democracy,” he told the gathering at the AECC.
Mrs May has set herself against the First Minister’s proposed timetable for a second referendum in late 2018 or early 2019, insisting: “now is not the time”