Nicola Sturgeon has appealed for Scots to “come together” and elect a Government for all the nation in her final speech before tomorrow’s election - and laughed off a union jack waving stunt from a lone protester.
As the First Minister launched into a public address at Glasgow’s Buchanan Street steps today, she was met with a huge union jack draped beside her. It later emerged the protest had been carried out by controversial pro-union activist Alistair McConnachie.
But Ms Sturgeon played down the incident.
She quipped: “Thank you to you sir for turning up here to show what a democratic society we are.”
He was later led away by police.
Ms Sturgeon said some Scots who vote SNP “may not agree with everything I say or do and will not agree with everything the SNP says or does.”
But she appealed to Scots to “come together to elect a Government that has Scotland’s interests at heart at all times.”
Ms Sturgeon told hundreds of supporters and onlookers that tomorrow is “an important day for our country.”
She added: “We have a choice - we can choose to continue to move this country forward with confidence in the right direction - or we can choose to allow the Westminster parties to take us backwards.
“I have confidence that people in Scotland will choose to keep moving forward with the SNP.”
“Tomorrow I am asking people across this country of ours to elect the SNP for a historic third term in Government and with great humility I am asking people across our country to elect me to be the First Minister and lead our country for the next five years and into a new decade.”
“I’m asking for a mandate to make this great country of ours even greater.
“If I am elected to be the First Minister tomorrow then I pledge from the bottom of my heart to work every single day to make this country fairer, more equal, wealthier and stronger - that’s my pledge to every single person across our country.”