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Post Indyref BPO Polling as at 16/10/18

Post 18:9:14 Indyref BPO Polling See below the images images for links to every published poll date.

27–30 Oct 2014

YouGov/The Times

30 Oct–5 Nov 2014

Panelbase/Wings Over Scotland

6–13 Nov 2014

Survation/Daily Record

9–11 Dec 2014

Survation/Daily Record

9–11 Dec 2014

YouGov/The Sun

29 Jan–2 Feb 2015

YouGov/The Times

12–17 Feb 2015

Survation/Daily Record

10–12 Mar 2015

YouGov/The Times

12–17 Mar 2015

Survation/Daily Record

13–19 Mar 2015


8–9 Apr 2015

YouGov/The Times

20–23 Apr 2015

Panelbase/Sunday Times

22–27 Apr 2015

Survation/Daily Record

29 Apr–1 May 2015

YouGov/Sunday Times

3–6 May 2015

Survation/Daily Record

19–21 May 2015

YouGov/Sunday Post

26 Jun–3 Jul 2015

Panelbase/Sunday Times

3–7 July 2015

Survation/Scottish Daily Mail

24–30 Aug 2015

Ipsos Mori/STV

12 Aug–1 Sep 2015


7–10 Sep 2015

Survation/Scottish Daily Mail

7–10 Sep 2015

YouGov/The Times

4–10 Sep 2015

Panelbase/Sunday Times

9–13 Oct 2015

YouGov/The Times

6–13 Nov 2015

Panelbase/Wings Over Scotland

8–12 Jan 2016

Survation/Daily Record

8–14 Jan 2016

Panelbase/Sunday Times

1–4 Feb 2016

YouGov/The Times

1–7 Feb 2016

Ipsos Mori/STV

11–16 Feb 2016

Survation/Daily Record

25–29 Feb 2016

Survation/Scottish Daily Mail

7–9 Mar 2016

YouGov/The Times

10–17 Mar 2016

Survation/Daily Record

7–11 Apr 2016

YouGov/The Times

6–15 Apr 2016

Panelbase/Sunday Times

15–20 Apr 2016

Survation/Daily Record

23–28 Apr 2016

Panelbase/Sunday Times

2–4 May 2016

YouGov/The Times

25 Jun 2016

Survation/Daily Record

25–26 Jun 2016

Panelbase/Sunday Times

24–28 Jun 2016

Survation/Scottish Daily Mail

20–25 Jul 2016


29–31 Aug 2016

YouGov/The Times

10 Aug–4 Sep 2016


5–10 Sep 2016


5–11 Sep 2016

Ipsos Mori/STV

9–15 Sep 2016

Panelbase/Sunday Times

28 Sep–4 Oct 2016


24–29 Nov 2016

YouGov/The Times

9–16 Dec 2016


29 Aug–16 Dec 2016


20–26 Jan 2017

Panelbase/Sunday Times

26–31 Jan 2017


7–13 Feb 2017

Panelbase/Wings Over Scotland

23–27 Feb 2017


24 Feb–6 Mar 2017

Ipsos Mori/STV

8–13 Mar 2017

Survation/Scottish Daily Mail

9–14 Mar 2017

YouGov/The Times

13–17 Mar 2017

Panelbase/Sunday Times

7–11 Apr 2017


29 Mar–11 Apr 2017


18–21 Apr 2017

Panelbase/Sunday Times

18–21 Apr 2017

Survation/Sunday Post

24–27 Apr 2017

YouGov/The Times

15–18 May 2017

YouGov/The Times

22–27 May 2017

Ipsos Mori/STV

31 May–2 Jun 2017

Survation/Sunday Post

1–5 Jun 2017

YouGov/The Times

6–7 Jun 2017

Survation/Daily Record

2–7 Jun 2017


9–13 Jun 2017

Survation/Daily Record

31 Aug–7 Sep 2017

Panelbase/Sunday Times

8–12 Sep 2017

Survation/Scottish Daily Mail

2–5 Oct 2017

YouGov/The Times

27–30 Nov 2017

Survation/Daily Record

1–5 Dec 2017

Survation/Sunday Post

12–16 Jan 2018

YouGov/The Times

24-28 Jan 2018

Survation/Daily Record

05-11 Mar 2018

Ipsos Mori/STV

23-28 Mar 2018

Panelbase/Sunday Times

1-5 Jun 2018

YouGov/The Times

8–13 Jun 2018

Panelbase/Sunday Times

5–10 Jul 2018

Survation/Daily Record

24–29 Aug 2018

Deltapoll/OFOC & Best for Britain

28 Sep–02 Oct 2018

Survation/Sunday Post

28 Sep–04 Oct 2018

Panelbase/The Sunday Times

03–05 Oct 2018

Survation/Scottish National Party

Featured post

Only Angels have Wings? – Seperatist Spin Splattered (25 elements and counting) Created December 2016 Updated 4 March 2017



The links will take you to blog posts which are informed opinion, facts, data & common sense – these well researched and evidenced blogs explode the pantheon of separatist myths.

Please leave a comment on one of my posts if you have suggestions for additional blog posts for this collection. Please not my Twitter is currently suspended (troll activity).



DIVORCING THE EQUAL PARTNER? (With a nod to Margaret). By me. (With a little help).

NOTHING TO SEE HERE 🙄 Twitter @BlairMcdougall

SAYING NO TO MRS. ANGRY Twitter @EffieDeans

INDYREFf2? By me.

BOX OF DELIGHTS The Baby Box Banter @Graeme_from_IT

THE GERS MYTH A post with data & information links

THE VOW – Scotland Act 2016 @GOVUK

WHISKY EXPORT TAX   Twitter @FraserWhyte81




Extract from an email to Neil

BIZ FOR SCOTLAND 2 Twitter @NeilEdwardLovat

BIZ FOR SCOTLAND 1 Twitter @Kevverage

POLICE VAT  Twitter @FraserWhyte81

SCOTTISH EXPORT SPIN Twitter @FraserWhyte81

SCOTS PENSIONS POST INDY   Twitter @NeilEdwardLovat


SCOTLAND & EUROPE  Twitter @stevesayers1




WINGS WEE BLUE BOOK Misinformation? Twitter @Kevverage

GERS EXPLAINED (ScotGov & the SNP accept GERS as correct to date. Continuous improvements are applied retrospectively)  Twitter @strath_fai



MILKING THE MINIONS?  Twitter @rogerlwhite



Featured post

Scottish National Pathomania

                             “The Ides of March” for Nationalism?

In recent weeks, our local pathomanians at all levels (SNP politicians, supporters & Yesser nationalists) have flung their divisive rage against the Union flag, the English or UK centric cultural aspects.

Flags start us off with the nonsense tweeted by Pathomanian in chief – FM Nicola Sturgeon – reducing annual instances of the British flag flying on official Scottish government buildings from 12 to 1 (see my blog).

Next we have Scotland v England rugby where even prominent SNP politicians disgraced us with pathetic bigoted tweets.

Sky News then try to stage an online poll for Women’s Day, social media idiots like Genocide Jeggit (of Butterfly Rebellion “fame”) hijack what should be a celebration of British women & encourage & instruct the nationalist horde to bastardise the result by multiple voting, placing NS first and the almost unknown out of Scotland Mahairi Black second! This preposterous result (Sky quietly let the poll wind down past its expiry date without publishing the final result) was lauded by none other than an SNP minister!

Penultimately, we have the Walkers Shortbread debacle, in which Walkers are lambasted by known nationalist keyboard agitator Alison “Rollo” Brown, incensed at some tins of Walkers on sale in Germany displaying the Union Flag. None of the Nats whinging, ranting and being hysterical about this loss of Scottishness, bothered to actually look at the Walkers heritage and product range (108 products, 2% of which display the Union Flag), 100% of the products clearly & proudly display their Scottish provenance.

There was of course a response to this naked nationalism, in reaction to the justified opprobrium received, Brown (who has previous form for this sort of vicious nationalism) decided to close her mouth for a while. Using victimhood as an excuse because a business she is/was apparently a director of, received a couple of trip advisor reviews less than complimentary about her puerile political & bigoted nationalist opinions.

To cap it off for me, yesterday, a Nat publicly whinged about an Aberdeen policemen wearing a COPS (Care of Police Survivors – a UK registered charity dedicated to helping families of police officers who have lost their lives whilst on duty) Blue Line badge, why would you walk up to a British policeman & interrogate (& report ) him for wearing his support? The idiot also suggested the badge is banned, it isn’t, sad thing is this UK charity was instigated by a Scottish policeman, Strathclyde Police Detective Jim McNulty.

Steve Sayers 14/3/18

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#FlagGate January 2018 – 15 down to 1

(Updated May 31 2018 following rejection of ScotGov complaints from IPSO).

There was a wee stramash about flags this month (January 2018) in case it passed you by. It’s a bit complex, stick with it.

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#FlagGate synopsis; 

Official instances of the Union Jack flying on Scottish Government buildings has reduced from 15 in 2017 to 1 in 2018.

Conflation – Alex Salmond claimed he had made the “change” in 2010 – he was in fact referring to the Lion Rampant being used as an alternative.

Lie? – Nicola Sturgeon denied there had been any changes to flag policy since 2010

ScotGov appealed to IPSO about two articles highlighting the shift in policy – the first time a Government has complained.

May 18 both complaints rejected.


There is a “flag protocol” for Scottish Government buildings. It’s a document produced by the Scottish Government and has the heading “Days For Hoisting Flags On Buildings Of The Scottish Government” and the latest version below, effective January 2018, is version number 23.

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This “Protocol” has been in place for well over 8 years and probably originated when the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Executive, sorry, Scottish Government, first came into existence. For the purposes of FlagGate we need to look at January 2017 version 22 (below) versus January 2018 version 23 (above).

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The flag protocol document is a regularly reviewed Scottish Government document. It even has its own little department looking after it, the aptly named “Protocol & Honours Team.” Between versions 14 through 22 there were hardly any variances. Between versions 22 and 23 there is a marked difference between the two versions

The crux of the matter is the number of instances of the Union Jack being flown has substantially reduced, almost eradicated, between the two versions, down from 15 to 1!

This was, via the media, initially attributed to the wishes/instructions of the FM Nicola Sturgeon, who then proceeded to have a massive hissy fit and tweeted umpteen times in the course of two days (even at 11pm at night)! Also tweeting a thread of EIGHT sequential tweets, just about flags (astonishing)! Things got a wee bit agitated to say the least.

Note the conflating switch from media claims of Union Jack to Lion Rampant (and note it’s not given its formal name, The Royal Standard).

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From the two versions of the protocol shown above it’s evident the number of times the Union Jack is to fly officially has reduced from 15 to 1.

This is where FlagGate starts to get quite complex, the media claimed Nicola had made the changes which she immediately refuted.  To resolve the “claims” and to add conflation and confusion to the matter, it was Alex Salmond to the rescue! With his typical bluster he released press statements saying it was he who altered the 2010 version to the the Lion Rampant (The Royal Standard), so it could be flown instead of the Union Jack on St Andrew’s Day – he had discussed this with Her Majesty, assuring her that the Scots loved the Lion Rampant. Paraphrasing Salmond – “So whats the fuss? All above board, the Queen was happy, it was me what did it.” The Queen of course is unlikely to get involved with this tawdry wrangle. Nowhere does he mention the “reduction” in instances of the Union Jack.

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This sent the media into a tizz as they thought “Crap! HM involved, Salmond on the warpath and looks like Nicola didnae dae it.” So they apologised, in a fashion, roughly saying “we accept the policy did not change under Nicola Surgeon and that it was changed by Alex Salmond in 2010.”

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But there is a problem with this “outcome” – as Salmond’s meeting with the Queen was in 2009, what was changed was presumably the Union Jack for the Lion Rampant (Royal Banner), it’s obvious there has been significant change to the protocols WELL AFTER Salmond made his minor change for the 2010 version.

With typical evasive words our FM, aided by her predecessor, has managed to conflate and confuse the issue pushing the MSM to stand down and let the issue dissipate.

The thing that may have got our journo’s slightly confused is the detail in all of this, the two readily available versions when this blog was originally published showed massive variations (I posted v14 & v23 in active threads on twitter a number of times), all versions need a very close inspection. As well as the basic difference re the number of flying times, each version has a visual ‘Key” and the key to FlagGate are the “keys.”

In v22 the UJ & Saltire combination is key “A”, if there is one flagpole only, the UJ takes precedence. In version 23, the UJ Saltire combination is key “C” – St Andrew’s Day remained as “B” in both versions. Another little wrinkle is that the Lion Rampant has to be flown by Royal assent (presumably given after AS met HM), however technically even the LR need not be flown, leaving only the special Armed Forces Day flag as the sole British flag in the whole year. The new key on version 23 is very unclear about what happens on St Andrews’s Day if there is only one flagpole. There is a heap of smoke and a bunch of mirrors in play here.

Fact – the reduction in UJ’s flying from 15 to 1 is down to the Scottish Government changing protocol from 2017 to 2018, this is on Nicola’s watch nothing to do with Salmond.

The SNP led Scottish Government attempts to eradicate Britishness at every opportunity, we can now plainly see that, it needs to be explicitly clear who instigates these gradual diminutions.

After receiving version 22 via FOI I’ve emailed the department of Protocol & Honours for additional clarification. I await a further response and answers to some additional questions.

#FlagGate might be gone, but it’s certainly not forgotten, I intend to get to the bottom of the decision making behind the changes.


Update 31/5/18 – Formal response below that has prompted additional questions, more when I get them!

Two complaints by ScotGov against press articles in the Daily Express & the Daily Telegraph have been rejected by IPSO – independent regulator for the UK newspaper and magazine industry.

I am continuing a fact finding process via FOI, unlikely to be resolved prior to June 18.

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Note there is no apparent ministerial sign off, who instigates changes is yet to be established.



The Need for a Super Majority in Referenda

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Simple majority referenda are crude divisive binary methods of establishing the will of the people for major constitutional change.

Please sign and share my petition, the logic is below the link;

Legislate that all UK constitutional referenda must have a super majority

Having been through a number of referendums in my lifetime (the two most recent being Brexit and Scottish Independence), I’ve come to the conclusion that a simple majority is not at all in the countries best interest.

In those last two I won one (Indyref) and lost one (Brexit), both were won on tight percentage margins, 55/45 in Scotland and 52/48 in the United Kingdom.

I am not a remoaner, I lost, the country spoke via the rules of the referendum instigated by our democracy. I now just want us to get on with it, without internal UK and SNP hindrance to our external negotiations, lets try and get the best deal for everyone.

I’ve started this parliamentary petition to legislate for a Super Majority and whilst I am a known advocate for Scotland remaining as the UK, there is no political edge to my logic for requesting a parliamentary debate and hopefully legislation to support the idea.

“Super majority” is effectively the hurdle rate for success of a referendum, Brexit & Indyref were “Simple Majority” referendums with anything 50% plus (even 1/2%) deciding the outcome, there was also no turnout hurdle rate either.

Indyref was rejected 55.3/44.7 with a turnout of 84.6%, NO won with only 46.8% of the registered Scottish electorate.

Brexit was agreed by 51.9/48.1 with a turnout of 72.2%, Brexit was carried by 37.47% of the registered British electorate.

So, our two most recent constitutional binary permanent result referendums were carried by less than 50% of the electorate. I don’t want that again, the past is the past and I respect both results, but abhor the inability of those who lost to accept them and move on. The amount of debate and post referendum divisiveness caused by both very close results, has damaged the country, friends and family relationships and of course ongoing Brexit negotiations. We need to prevent this divisiveness in future.

Referenda are very different to General Elections, elections are normally for a relatively short fixed period of time, they are not binary and and there is choice for everyone to consider political points of view via manifestos etc. Referenda are stark binary black and white single issue votes, with long term no going back tough luck outcomes.

I personally believe the cases for major constitutional change should be far more representative of the electorate and that they must demonstrate a clear and decisive will of the people to make what are crucial decisions for the country. My petition is asking for a hurdle rate of 60% and a turnout of 75% to decide the outcome, this means registered electorate approval of 45%, not 50, 45.

If there is a debate I’m also open to a sliding scale solution based on 45% of electorate approval, ie. if turnout is only 72% then to achieve 45% support the hurdle rate changes to 62.5%. This idea is not in the petition but would hopefully form part of the debate.

Please give this proposal some consideration and sign it if you agree then share with as many people as possible. If you disagree I would be grateful if you still shared it with friends family and colleagues as they may see the situation differently from you.

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For those still suspicious of my reasons, if this was adopted it would make the dissolution of devolved administrations, such as Holyrood, that much more difficult to effect, but thats only fair for major constitutional change, we should not let the SNP’s 10 years of mismanagement be the death knell for the Scottish Parliament.


Why GERS is right

Perfect GERS clarity from a Yes voter.


GERS, as readers will know, is the “Government Expenditure and Revenue for Scotland”, and is published yearly. The report for 2016-2017 came out recently, and economist Richard Murphy questioned its accuracy, voicing his early suspicions that these books had been cooked. His claim elicited a vigorous rebuttal from Scottish entrepreneur Kevin Hague, blogging as chokka blog.

In my view, Hague’s rebuttal, which you can read here, should have used more moderate and factual language, which would surely have made it more persuasive. Instead, he wrote a sarcastic and emotional attack on Richard Murphy’s competence, and also included a welter of raw data. This made the thread of Hague’s argument difficult to follow, and in the end (in my view) weakened his case.

I’ve therefore re-presented his argument below, leaving out the emotive language and the overly detailed data, in order to make his argument clearer. This is what I…

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GERS: Volume 4516

The Nationalists false hope Richard J Murphy gets excoriated – again.

The Whyte Paper


In his latest blog seeking reasons to undermine the Scottish Government’s GERS publication, Professor Richard Murphy argues that Scotland’s notional fiscal deficit may be “seriously overstated” because we are not assigned revenues arising from non-identifiable spending that takes place in the rest of the UK.  Taking a detailed look at what non-identifiable spending actually is, I argue that much of it is already spent in Scotland, including some areas where Scotland disproportionately benefits, and that any calculation of the effect Professor Murphy describes will almost certainly have no material impact on the conclusions of GERS.


This week the Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) figures for 2016/17 were released by the Scottish Government.  Most people will have barely heard of them, not many will care much and even fewer will ever change their mind based on the contents of the report or blogs like this.

Despite this, stats…

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Oh Dear I’m a “Shameful Unionist Troll”

It seems I’ve caught the attention of the New Sunday Herald’s senior investigative reporter.

The pictures below says it all really.

Update 21/8/17 – Over a week now and The Herald refuses to respond to this post on their article or tweets sent to the paper, editor and the journalist. In fact the editor Niel Mackay has even blocked me on twitter, pathetic.

I think he must have know the reaction he would get from me re this Sunday’s abysmal piece on North Sea Oil  taken almost verbatim from Business For Scotland, an evident propaganda arm of the Yes movement.

Find the article here Shameful Unionist Trolls – Me? Nah.

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The Scottish Deficit Question – How To find £2223 per head?

I keep asking the question below of politicians and keen supporters of Scottish separation, I have yet to receive a reasonable answer that is considered, not a deflection, not abuse and sensible, I’ve not even had the semblance of a sensible debate.

“Which cuts to spending will an iScot make to offset a £15bn annual deficit?”

I think its ignored and avoided as being to direct a question which they do not want to contemplate the possible answers to.

The stock responses are “that is not how Scotland would look if independent”  “Scotland does not have a deficit” “Scotland by UK law must balance it’s budget”

We do of course have a deficit and only those with a lack of knowledge, or who are not prepared to listen, conflate our budget with our income and expenditure, two completely separate things. Our budget reflects devolved spending, not the reality of devolved and reserved total spending. Thats what GERS is, a full account of our income and expenditure.

The hard fact is unless in an iScot we radically changed our spending decisions (or massively increased taxes), the current deficit level would indeed be Scotlands deficit going forward.

The First Minister knows this and has publicly, on many occasions, confirmed we do have a deficit, she acknowledges that at 9% of GDP it is three times the aggregate UK deficit level of 3%.

However, other than the woefully poor White Paper, no attempt to explain how we would manage the deficit has been made by the governing party and main proponents of separation.

I don’t even want, at this stage, to add the additional but undeniable burdens that setup costs, debt servicing costs, currency/central bank costs would add. But, for clarity, if we borrowed at say 3% these together might add another £5bn to our annual spend.

Setup £20bn Debt costs £140bn, currency/bank £10bn £170bn total.

These are definitely arguable figures, but have a look at The Common Weal’s “White Paper 1.0”  to get their take on it.

Common Weal White Paper 1.0

It will roughly be £5bn over say 20 years to borrow this amount ignoring capital payback.

But I’m ignoring that, as it could be 2 or 6 billion, who knows yet.

So, back to the question, how to offset £15bn annually. You may not think it’s £15bn, but, like it or not, our run rate and projections show that it is, its certainly the starting point for an iScot right now.

I know I won’t get answers yet and you won’t see my suggestions here either, I would hate to have to deal with this unavoidable economic reality if I had led a successful separation from the UK, or indeed if I was planning one.

Even to match the spending deficit per head in England we would have to offset £12bn.

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For the data used in this blog see the official links below;

UK & Regional Population Statistics

UK Regional Spend Breakdown

UK Regional Deficit Split

To match the UK and ignore about £940 per head of ongoing setup costs, we would need to cut spending (or increase taxes) by £2223 per head, thats tricky, its that amount for every man woman and child in Scotland.

To help, laid out below, is the spend per head in Scotland now, split by all the spending sectors, this will allow you to make your own choices, good luck.

Steve Sayers 17/7/17 updated 9/8/17 – Please share, thanks.

PS if you think defence is the answer, if we eradicate it totally and abandon NATO we would save £625 per head. Stay in NATO? we save zero at required 2% of GDP.

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Twitter CyberSadNat list – faNATics all.

As I’m “officially” back on Twitter and active again as @SteveSayersOne, the Twitter @ list below may be of interest.


My original Twitter account  (@SteveSayers1) had a policy of never blocking people, wasn’t easy, but thought it better to enter a dialogue/debate and be able to see what was being said by those I disagreed with, either to persuade them of my point of view or to refute lies spin and misdirection. (Wings block list certainly doesn’t help the free debate concept, now at over 4,700)!

As time went on my reasons for not blocking gained another facet, the more their angry and abusive arguments failed, the more they deflected and tried to make things personal, the more convinced I became they harmed their own cause, so it became a point of principle. If people saw their awful behaviour then my cause, Scotland remaining as the UK, benefited.

A nasty side to twitter is that when you are vocal and can back up your assertions via facts, research and logical argument (like some of those in my wider blog), you can be the victim of some very  extreme personal abuse in an attempt to shut you up. It seems the open nature of twitter, where you can search for subjects that interest you and join in the conversations, results in the less well informed blinkered Scottish nationalists switching, from failed logic and misinformation (often @WingsScotland or Business for Scotland sourced), to horrendous personal abuse because you have the temerity to disagree.

Scottish politics (the active little Twitter corner that I inhabit/inhabited), was/is rife with these trolls (cybersadnats), lying, spinning, abusing, harassing and so forth, in order to intimidate and shut down debate. It’s quite hard to keep track of who was genuine, whether outwardly anonymous or not, with a lot of Nats having multiple accounts to aid mass reporting and general abuse.

After Twitter introduced ‘mute” I did on occasion, in extremis, mute certain individuals for a day or two – it went against the grain, but was useful in preserving temper and sanity. My most muted account being the “delightful” @ScotsNat (after his account was suspended he now tweets as @DrScotRef – check his timeline back a few months, that’s if he hasn’t deleted it for the third or fourth time of course.

I never did get to the bottom of his obsession with me, as he lies, changes accounts, deletes whole swathes of tweets and sets up accounts like @Pappalazzaroo just to be vindictive (that account still open, but reclaimed after deletion I think). He is extremely odd, keeps dreadful company, like serial abusive, harassing, stalking troll Bill Brady (25 identities at least so far), @Widster now @ScotlandRab (was also @Sporan1314 and others), Mark Robertson (@RobbyCameron1 and others) etc., and is an all round sad excuse for a democratic citizen.

@ScotsNat kept blocking and unblocking me, repeatedly haunting my timeline and the timelines of those I interacted with, with no logical reason and for some sad purpose known only to him. It’s too aggressive and personal to purely be political. I’m going to be gracious and say its because he’s just incredibly stupid, although attacking my family (and the families of others) means with that level of stupidity and venom, he and I will never ever see eye to eye. As my new account was created, within hours he created a stupid parody @SteveSayers0ne. After having been forced to delete tweets he has now morphed it into the sick  @YoonAway. (He was not the only one to create a new smearing account).

(I posted a video of me on Twitter yesterday, the idiots were attempting to say my new account was not me.)

Due to ScotsNat’s “perseverance” at being a troll he, along with @TheBillBrady (multiple suspensions but now @WilliamBrady666) takes top billing in a list of cybersadnats, those supposedly Yes supporting Twitter accounts – who’s personal interactions are pure venom, inflicting ad hominem, lies and aggressive insults at the drop of a hat, you will recognise quite a few. Bill’s abusive account tally stands at approximately 25!

The regular type of cybersadnat trolling and abuse takes the following form (not all accounts are guilty of all transgressions, some are just generally extremely abusive);

Publicising private and personal data (doxxing) such as;

Name, date of birth, address, family details, business dealings, pictures of family, pictures of property, phone numbers and email addresses.


Accusations of child abuse. Accusations of owning accounts that are nothing to do with me just on a whim (think I have been nearly every prominent union supporting twitter user)! Accusations of criminal familial connections, accusations of racism, homophobia and of them having sexual relations with my family,


Physical violence, threats of trolling abuse on children, threats to property, threats to continue abuse and publication of private details for the next twenty years, threats to family with multiple emails sent to many employers (they don’t actually know where my son works) in an attempt to damage career, telephone calls from smokescreen numbers to threaten & harass, contacting schools to accuse parents of being unfit, in fact nothing is out of bounds for them

My advice is not to block or mute until such time as you experience them for yourselves, the aim of the lists is to act as a friendly warning so you can be on your guard, I hope to see you on twitter in due course. I’m operating @SteveSayersOne in a different fashion for a while, if you don’t follow me there, please do, it’s appreciated.

Check back occasionally for a list update.


I’m currently tweeting from @SteveSayersOne

Cybernats all, shame of the Yes movement.

James McGoldrick


@JohnToms became @RadioGuyGlasgow & @ComediansForYes
@Nobbyswizzle @sonofnobby @NorbertSwizzle

Mark “Claire” Robertson
@Robbycameron1 Mark “Claire” Robertson
@robbycameronsc1 Mark “Claire” Robertson
@clairerobsc1 Mark “Claire” Robertson
@Clairerob1 Mark “Claire” Robertson
@clairerob91 Mark “Claire” Robertson
@stevencloud11 Mark “Claire” Robertson
@stevencloud12 Mark “Claire” Robertson
@ashortbread Mark “Claire” Robertson
@SNPOot Mark “Claire” Robertson
@ihatesayers Mark “Claire” Robertson
@stevekinross Mark “Claire” Robertson
@stevesayerss1 Mark “Claire” Robertson
@steveesayers1 Mark “Claire” Robertson
@Brian_Spanner Mark “Claire” Robertson
@JennyLovesTits Mark “Claire” Robertson
@JakeyTrollin Mark “Claire” Robertson
@SteveSayersO Mark “Claire” Robertson

Bill Brady
@Sailor_anon Bill Brady
@TheBillBrady Bill Brady
@Anon_Sailor Bill Brady
@votescotlab Bill Brady
@tehvlb Bill Brady
@Mrdavidtorrance Bill Brady
@Bill_Brady007 Bill Brady
@SuspendedBill Bill Brady
@fat_shady666 Bill Brady
@Watchingtrolls Bill Brady
@leakstwit Bill Brady
@sirbillbrady Bill Brady
@BrianGalloway0 Bill Brady
@KnowsBill Bill Brady
@Bill_Bow7 Bill Brady
@SteveBr44949075 Bill Brady
@republican_scot Bill Brady
@lovelydevlin Bill Brady (I might have this one wrong).
@chiefbully Bill Brady
@welldonedonna Bill Brady
@TrumpIsMad Bill Brady
@TheBillBrady Bill Brady
@BillTheFinder Bill Brady
@BillTheFinder2 Bill Brady

@WilliamBrady666 Bill Brady

@MacPorridgeOats suspected Bill Brady

@ScotsNat ScotsNat
@f_farquar ScotsNat
@pappalazzaroo ScotsNat
@SteveSayers5 ScotsNat
@SteveSayers0ne ScotsNat
@YoonProducts ScotsNat

@JohnJonesYH ScotsNat

@DrScotRef ScotsNat


Others – may belong to some of the above.
@stevespinkhag used a bio pic (private) of my wife.
@teacheradamsayers (trolling my son and interfering with his teaching career).

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