SNP asks members to drive public opinion

The SNP has mobilized its members in a concerted effort to shift public opinion ahead of a vote for independence.

At the weekends party conference, Angus Robertson, Campaign chief urged supporters to “go back to your local area and make sure we are doing everything we can to be as effective as possible.” Members were encouraged to strike up conversations with anyone from “work acquaintance’s ” to “taxi drivers” and promote a proactive dialogue about independence.

This dialogue will be pursued through public debate, particularly radio phone in shows, with members asked to bombard the stations with pro independence opinion.

Social media has also been targeted, with supporters asked to persuade their friends to ‘follow’ the SNP on twitter, and ‘like’ them on Facebook.