By David Torrance
Was once it easily a victory for worry over hope?
How did the higher jointly crusade come so on the subject of wasting it?
How did the convinced crusade come so with reference to profitable it?
What can the folk of Scotland – and different aspirant countries – study from this seismic democratic occasion? Scotland’s independence referendum on 18 September 2014 was once the main major poll in Scotland’s historical past. The a hundred days as much as 18 September was once the authentic crusade interval and the world’s media used to be looking at. David Torrance used to be there all through, in entrance of the cameras, at the radio, within the newspapers, on the debates and gatherings, aware of the various behind-the-scenes manoeuvrings.
A passionate federalist at center, defined disparagingly by way of the outgoing First Minister as ‘Tory-leaning’, Torrance made a valiant try and stay ‘professionally neutral’ all through. His statement and research because the crusade went via its many twists and turns used to be consistently insightful, if no longer continually popular.
'Reading this diary again throughout the modifying procedure it used to be transparent that, like (Nate) Silver (the US polling guru whose view used to be that the definite crusade had nearly no probability of victory), I received loads of issues incorrect (including the most likely margin of victory) but additionally many stuff extensively right. not less than i will be able to plead, as newshounds usually do, that i used to be most likely correct on the time.'
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