REGARDING your article in Thursday’s National “UK diplomat sits in on FM’S Brussels meeting’, does James Cleverly know how ridiculous this will look to the rest of the world? That our democratically elected leader cannot discuss matters that are reserved to the UK Government “even if asked”? That he cannot point out that Scotland’s priorities, vision and indeed values differ vastly to those of our UK “partners”, that we did not vote for Brexit and that we were dragged out of Europe against our will?

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I read an article in The Times a few days ago stating that our FM would be “babysat” by high-level UK diplomats in order to “clip his wings”. Is this grown-up journalism in the UK? Is this grown-up politics?

Scotland will fly despite the UK Government’s best efforts, back to Europe as a grown-up, independent nation!

Sarah Neal
Aberdour, Fife