Yes Pollok are urging you to write a letter to our PM Boris Johnson to inform him that you STRONGLY disagree with his refusal of a second Independence Referendum.
The idea behind this campaign is to inundate his office with letters from the Scottish electorate with our feelings on his decision. This act of civil disobedience will help to show Boris that the Scottish people are ready to take action!
To make it easier we have written a letter below that you can use by downloading and adding your own details. Alternatively, you can create your own letter.
You can download the letter here, or copy and paste from below:
The Right Honourable Boris Johnson
10 Downing Street
London SW1A 2AA
Dear Mr Johnson,
The 2014 Independence Referendum was won by Better Together on the basis of lies (The only way to guarantee continuing Scottish membership of the EU is to vote No.) and scaremongering (You will not receive your Retirement Pension if you vote for Independence.) There are many more examples which could be quoted. On that basis alone, the Scottish people demand and deserve Independence Referendum 2.
Since September 2014 the Scottish people have voted mandate after mandate for a second Referendum. This overrules any statement made by any individual politician. Individual politicians frequently make statements which cannot be taken at face value. On 2nd September 2019 in Downing Street you stated you would “…rather be dead in a ditch…” than request a further delay to Brexit. You did ask for an extension and you are not dead in a ditch. Why should Mr Salmond’s statement be taken any more seriously than your statement?
Further, a remark by a politician cannot be used to take away the right of the Scottish electorate to make its own decisions for an arbitrary period of time, be it a generation, a lifetime, thirty years, fifty years or eternity. Conditions change constantly and the Scottish people cannot be tied up and put in a box until someone outwith Scotland judges the time is right to let them out.
In the 2019 General Election the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party campaigned in Scotland on the single issue of “No to IndyRef2” and were soundly rejected by the Scottish electorate on that.
issue. The Scottish electorate emphatically endorsed Yes to IndyRef2.
The Scottish people are Sovereign in Scotland and will not be disenfranchised by you as the representative of an unequal and discredited Union. Therefore, I demand that an Independence Referendum is held at an early date to be agreed with the current First Minister of Scotland.