An open letter to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP

1 Oct

Very eloquently said.

Peter A Bell

First Minister

I well remember the SNP Spring Conference in March 2016 and your rousing address to a packed auditorium at the SECC in Glasgow. I recall you referring to former First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt, as one of your heroes and quoting her inspirational words “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” I can still hear you declare that “Our dream is for Scotland to become independent.To be in the driving seat of our own destiny.To shape our own future.”

You called it a “beautiful dream”. So it was. And so it remains.

Three and a half years later we are no closer to realising that dream of restoring Scotland’s rightful status. A dream which, while still beautiful, has become tinged with a more poignant aspect of urgent longing and desperate trepidation. Now, more than ever, we need to be…

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