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Charity chief admits he’s voting yes in referendum

This news post is almost 8 years old

​OneKind's John Brady says he's been a long-term supporter of independence

John Brady, OneKind
John Brady, OneKind

The chief executive of a Scottish charity has become one of the few – so far – to openly express support for independence.

John Brady, the head of animal charity OneKind told TFN he had been a long-term supporter of breaking up the UK.

However, he insisted that his views are personal and have nothing to do with his organisation, which was formerly called Advocates For Animals.

In an interview with TFN, Brady – who is also the chair of the Institute of Fundraising in Scotland – said: “Our Organisation has no view and is neutral on the question.

“However I personally was convinced since the age of 16 that Scotland should do what all normal countries do and govern ourselves.”

Other third sector figures who have backed independence include Eliot Stark of Strive, the lead partner in Voluntary Action East Lothian .

He is also a leading light in the Third Sector For Yes group.

Meanwhile, volunteers were involved in the launch of the Carers For Yes group in Glasgow this week.



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William Douglas
almost 8 years ago
John Brady's support for the SNP is no secret - he was a former MSP candidate if my memory serves me right. So this is hardly an 'admission'. Which begs the question why this is 'news' when you seem unable to list No supporters. Is it because there are none, or because you are biased?
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almost 8 years ago
The choice of headline is a bit bizarre. Why would anyone 'admit' they are voting Yes? TFN's own poll found that the huge majority of folk in the third sector will vote Yes.I 'admit' that occasionally I watch Made in Chelsea. But I say very clearly, with conviction and for the good of the third sector and society as a whole that I am voting Yes...