Letters: SNP indy mandate is pretty clear to me

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP pictured speaking during First Minister's Question Time. Contributed
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP pictured speaking during First Minister's Question Time. Contributed
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I have heard a multitude of assertions that there is no mandate for indyref2. In Holyrood the SNP received the largest ever constituency vote in the history of the parliament.

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Nicola Sturgeon was elected on a manifesto promise of a second referendum, if we were to be dragged out of Europe against our will.

In Westminster, the three Unionist parties can collectively muster only three MPs, all the 56 remaining ones were elected on the SNP ticket. If that doesn’t constitute a mandate, it’ll do till a mandate comes along.

The mess from Brexit is only now taking shape with a ‘Bar Bill’ for £60billion and now a question on the sovereignty of Gibraltar. It will get worse, much worse.

As the unelected Prime Minister said less than a year ago: “Remaining in the EU does make us more secure, it does make us more prosperous, and it does make us more influential beyond our shores”

The mainstream media asserted that Alex Salmond was the only man in Scotland who wanted independence. They are doing the same with Nicola Sturgeon, but this time it won’t wash.

Over 60% of the Scottish electorate voted to remain in Europe. They will not be denied.

Joseph G Miller, Gardeners Street, Dunfermline