THE front of the National on Friday, showing Nicola Sturgeon launching the SNP European election campaign with “STOP BREXIT”, captures what many in Scotland would like to see happen. The problem is: there is no chance of stopping it.

Huge money being pumped into the Leave campaign by very wealthy individuals is used to saturate social media with fake news and anti-Europe propaganda.

Wealth, social media, dissembling politicians, right-wing press and TV and interference from outside the UK have overtaken democracy as we have known it since universal suffrage.

Vested interests will supply as much money as is needed, regardless of election rules, to win their objectives. This alone should make ordinary voters suspicious of their motives.

Sorry Nicola! Unless you can find the money to counter all this, you have an Everest to climb.

Mike Underwood