We’d love to be able to say something sensible about Brexit but, as so often in the last 30 months, we just can’t.
At the time of writing we may be 60 hours away from a No-Deal Brexit, 59.999 hours away from the revocation of Article 50, contemplating a short extension, contemplating a lengthy one, or gearing up for European Elections, a People’s Vote, a General Election or all three. Or, perhaps, some other entirely unpredictable thing.
Like countless despairing businesses, medical patients, EU citizens and their families, we just don’t
know. That this is the case so late in the day is, quite simply, a shocking dereliction of duty by many of Westminster’s politicians.
Might we shortly be gearing up for a second independence referendum? Sadly, we don’t know the answer to that either, and we can only hope against hope that the outcome of Brexit will soon – finally – become sufficiently clear for Nicola Sturgeon to make her long-awaited statement on Scotland’s constitutional position.
In the meantime, all we can do is continue with ‘business as usual’, which for Yes Perth City means a stall in Perth High Street this coming Saturday, 13 April, between 10 am and 1 pm.
Our last stall, three weeks ago, elicited some interesting and fairly encouraging points of view from the Perth public, and we’re hoping for a similar result this time.
Whatever happens, it can’t be achieved without your support, so if you can come along and assist – even for just part of the time – you’ll be most welcome. (Thanks, by the way, to those who responded to our appeal for volunteers in the last newsletter. There’s still room for more, though)
You can check out other coming events on our ‘What’s On’ page.
One obvious stand-out is the opening All Under One Banner march and rally
of 2019 taking place in Glasgow on Saturday 4 May. We’ve got further details about the day here – including information about how you can help out with stewarding and in other ways.
Tickets for the Yes Perth City coach (return fare just £12) are disappearing rapidly, so do make sure you book your place as soon as you can.
The Perth & Kinross Yes Hub project is steadily moving forward. The group working on it is delighted at the response to fund-raising efforts so far, but there’s still some way to go before they can deliver the sort of Hub we all want to see.
So if you haven’t yet offered your support, financial or otherwise, please do consider doing so now.
As we’ve said on previous occasions, you don’t have to pledge a huge amount – just as much as you can realistically afford each month. Here’s the pledge form. (If for any reason you can’t access it, let us know and we’ll send a hard copy)
That’s everything for now. Have a good week, however things turn out, and, if you can, come and say hello to us on Saturday.
Yes Perth City Steering Group