I went along to Yes Eastwood’s meeting with Paul Kavanagh earlier this week, and it was good. It was yet another small sign that the second independence campaign has already started.
So far, however, most of the campaigning seems to be happening through meetings and marches, both of which mainly speak to the converted. I’m sure some people are also out pro-indy canvassing or doing street stalls, but it’s not my impression that it’s widespread (concentrating here on pro-Yes activity – SNP canvassing of course does happen a lot).
More importantly, I haven’t seen any materials. During the first independence campaign, Yes Scotland mainly let the local groups get on with campaigning on their own, but they did produce a number of leaflets and posters. They might even have produced Facebook ads, although I’m not sure about that. Who’s doing that now?
In theory the various local groups could produce materials on their own, but it would lead to a lot of work being duplicated – and leaflets are much cheaper when printed in large quantities.
There are plenty of activists to ensure the leaflets will get distributed to most households. We just need to make them. What are we waiting for?