About a week ago I encouraged anyone looking at this blog to take a wee look at what a claque is.
If you didn’t see the post or don’t know, here is the definition…
A claque is an organized body of professional applauders in French theatres and opera houses. Members of a claque are called claqueurs.
Many of the Threater Together/No Thanks rallies in recent days seem like they are using this technique.
There seems to be a wall of support surrounding the no people wherever they go now, but as you can see from the photos, that wall, like most things built in modern Britain is paper thin, and you can easily punch through it.
An interesting example of this recently that extends beyonds the simple photo set-ups that the media seem so determined to promote, happened at the Proms In The Park event in Glasgow last Saturday evening.
An acquaintance of mine who works in TV happened to be there.
This person understands how you can create a false impression on TV, so let’s see what you think of what this person told me.
Just before the part where they did a live link-up with London, 8 large men appeared from nowhere, all carrying enormous Union Jacks.
They went right up the front and then when the live link came on they started waving them. It would have looked on TV like there was a large Union support there.
After the link with the wider BBC show stopped, all eight of them simply turned around and left the area.
Now why might that have been done?