This has been another healthy reminder of the value of empirical research. I’m so naive, so optimistic. I thought far more of you would have just laughed off the notion as a media construct. I know quite a few local activists and though mixed in their feelings about the case, none, as far as I recall, think it has had much impact on the wider Yes movement.


Would I be correct in reading this to mean that, yes, the trial may be toxifying parts of the SNP leadership but that it will not weaken the wider Yes movement? That’s my view.