SNP leader writes open letter to Remain voters across Scotland
SNP leader and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is urging Remain voters in Scotland to unite behind her party .
In an open letter, she writes:“This isn’t some academic debate – Brexit will profoundly affect you, your family and your community.
“It will harm our economy and our living standards , and it will limit the opportunities of our young people. And it also poses a real threat to public services such as our NHS.
“And under Boris Johnson’s plan Brexit will not be ‘done’ – he hasn’t even started trade talks yet, so we face years of more Brexit wrangling with the very real prospect of a no deal crash-out because of hard Tory demands.
“Scotland is an enormously wealthy country , with human and natural resources that most other countries can only dream of. I believe that our best future would be as an independent country, though I understand that not everyone shares that view.
“But what I do know is that we can only realize our enormous potential as a nation if we escape from Brexit and decide for ourselves what kind of country we want to be.
“That’s why your vote in this election is so important. If we sit back and do nothing, our future will be decided for us by Boris Johnson and by governments we didn’t vote for.
“We must come together in this election and make Scotland’s voice heard – and the best way to do that is to vote SNP. In every seat in Scotland held by the Tories, it is the SNP who is in second place – so only the SNP can stop the Tories and deprive them of
“So my message to you is this. Don’t sit back and let the Tories decide your future for you – stand up and be counted. Vote SNP on 12 December to escape Brexit and put Scotland’s future in Scotland’s hands . “