Journey to Yes, 18 – Chris’s story

The latest edition in Phantom Power’s compelling Journey to Yes series. Chris says Yes. 17 year old Chris Wilson is rising star in the Scottish Liberal Democrats and Central Scotland Youth Officer for the party. Chris’ home town of Motherwell was devastated by the Conservative’s deindustrialisation policies under Margaret Thatcher and John Major in the eighties and nineties. There has been lasting legacy on the town but this also inspired Chris to get involved in politics. A promise of a more federal UK influenced Chris’ decision to back No in 2014. The failure to deliver meaningful powers for Scotland and the Brexit vote convinced Chris the independence is now the only choice for Scotland. The Scottish Lib Dems now must resolve their support for the union and the EU. Chris believes the party is more divided over independence than appears and that, as the Tories’ disastrous negotiations continue, support for Scottish self-determination and more autonomy from the UK party will grow. The Scottish Liberal Democrats can have a bright future in shaping Scotland as a successful independent nation on the global stage.

9 comments on “Journey to Yes, 18 – Chris’s story

  1. Stan Wilson says:

    If Chris could persuade the Scottish Liberal leader to support independence, that would be areal boost to the campaign. However, that may just be a step too much to ask for, nevertheless welcome to a new chapter in Scotland’s history Chris.

    Saor Alba

  2. donald6 says:

    A Federal Union is still a Union. In our case, a takeover.

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  4. AnnieM says:

    The best thing about this Journey to Yes is that it highlights the fact that the SNP is not ‘the independence movement’. People all across the political spectrum, and people with no political affiliation, are for independence.

  5. Republicofscotland says:

    It’s good to see a young Libdem, realise that Westminster is failing Scotland badly. Willie Rennie, nor Vince Cable, would ever admit to such actions. Motherwell was particularly hit badly by Thatcher’s slash and burn approach,which was based on Milton Freidman’s and his Chicago School of Economics policies.

    Those flawed economic policies, were applied to Chile by Thatcher’s great friend, the dictator General Pinochet. Indeed, the Tory mantra of today still carries, at its core the values that Thatcher applied in Britain based on Friedman’s thinking.

    The National in which I read your very good article today, also has a story, backed up by think tank evidence, that mainly men from the 1960’s and 70’s, have turned to drugs in despair during the Thatcher era, over 700 died from drug abuse in 2015 alone. Even to this day Thatcher’s neferious policies are having a profound affect in Scotland.

  6. Each and every one of these Phantom Power videos have been superb.

    Really getting a wide and varied range of people. And so well done too.

    I like this lad and him not being afraid to voice his opinions at the Lib Dem conference. He could well end up a great asset to the Lib Dem’s in an independent Scotland

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