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April 28, 2015

‘Twas the week before the election,
And all through the house,

No, that doesn’t work at all. Anyway, in the run up to the election you’ve probably heard plenty from the political parties, so I thought I’d bring you some thoughts from fellow Bankies who, like me, are not members of a party. This reflection from Amanda Eleftheriades:

Freedom to Change


If Carlsberg made political parties what would mine look like?

I think the Yes Clydebank group and the subsequent Clydebank Yes Alliance would come pretty close for they are an inspirational mix of people who, given the chance to believe in something different grabbed it with both hands and worked together to shape something pretty unique, something that had space for everyone who was willing to share their time, energy and skills.

It was a group where the leaders led from behind, which empowered and inspired all who came into contact with it and which successfully kept party politics to one side.

But it is not a political party. However if the members of this group – and similar Yes groups up and down the country – were to join a political party, as tens of thousands of them did following the referendum, would that be my Carlsberg Party?


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