THE analysis by Kirsty Hughes on the role of the SNP and Nicola Sturgeon on the future of Brexit was spot-on (Why aren’t the SNP trying to stop Brexit?, The National, January 9).

A “soft Brexit” is still Brexit. It will still do huge damage to Scotland’s economy, our future pensions support, our view that we as Scots are outward-looking and international.

Sturgeon gives the impression she’s caught between a rock and a hard place, trying to keep all her flock happy in their very varying views on EU membership, instead of committing herself to represent what Scotland and its people voted for.

Kirsty Hughes points out that the Liberal Democrats are the ONLY party calling for a second referendum, on the Brexit deal rather than on the original principle only.

Perhaps those SNP readers of The National who sincerely believe that we must stay in the EU should consider joining the one political party which reflects their views, and also acts on them.

Councillor Eileen McCartin MBE