I’M sorry, I don’t believe Nicola should wait for the “fog” of Brexit to be lifted before she explains her plans for a second independence referendum, and apologies too to Carolyn Leckie, who said we should wait until autumn for indyref2.

Why wait? The Tories and Labour are in total disarray. They don’t know what they are doing. The SNP and the Greens are the only parties that have a clear plan for the future. And as for the new emerging Labour-Tory “Independent Group”, they haven’t figured out what they stand for yet!

If we wait too long for the “fog” to lift it will give them time to regroup and reaffirm their identities. And as for waiting for the fog to be lifted, it would soon be replaced with a “Scotch Mist” of fear that will influence our “I’m alright Jack” brigade” and the “weak willies” who are dithering over independence. Let’s act now. Take the prerogative. The Union is damaging. We need to be free. Shout it from the rooftops! Nicola, stop dithering. Tell Westminster to “haud their wheesht”. Let battle cries commence.

Robin MacLean
Fort Augustus