Monthly Newsletter

DECEMBER 2023 NEWSLETTER

Dear Esteemed Exploratory Committee and fellow UK citizens,

I trust this message finds you well amidst the hustle and bustle of the year. Despite the challenges, my commitment to our shared political goals remains unwavering.

I am delighted to inform you that preparations for an upcoming town hall meeting at the Guthrie Castle Pavilion on January 27, 2024, are well underway.

In conjunction with this event, we will be distributing leaflets in nearby areas, and an online article is scheduled for release before the year’s end. Additionally, similar articles will be featured in three different newspapers, ensuring widespread coverage.

The release schedule is as follows:

  • Online activity on The Courier website: December 27th
  • First print article in Press & Journal: January 10th
  • Second print article in The Sunday Post: January 14th or 21st
  • Third print article in The Courier: January 23rd

This town hall meeting marks the beginning of our political engagements for 2024, with two more planned for the summer and fall in Forfar and Arbroath, respectively.

I am committed to keeping you informed, and you can expect further updates in the coming months.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to our shared vision.

Happy Holidays!

Sincerely,

Dan Peña

APRIL 2023 NEWSLETTER

  • Further political podcasts have been published:
  • Dan Told You So! clips have also been published:
  • A four page pull out article titled “Dan Pena is ready to take on Scotland” was published in the Sunday Post, Press & Journal and Courier newspapers (hardcopies and online)
  • Nicola Sturgeon blocked Dan on Twitter.
  • Dan applied for the CEO role at SNP at the end of June.  The SNP confirmed receipt of the application and would be in touch once the shortlisting process has been undertaken.
  • UK Lawyer Shehzad A. Qureshi joined Dan’s Exploratory Committee.
  • A further 2-page article titled “Dan Pena sets sights on the job as CEO for the SNP” was published in the Courier, Sunday Post, and Press and Journal
  • There was also an article published in the Scottish Daily Express

https://www.scottishdailyexpress.co.uk/news/weird-news/trillion-dollar-man-wants-snp-30581224

Coming Up in August 2023 and beyond

  • Further political podcasts will be published.
  • A further episode of Dan Told You So has been filmed and will be published 3rd August 2023
  • Further community hall meetings will be held, this time in Forfar and Arbroath for the public to attend and hear Dan’s message.  This will be advertised and have leaflets distributed beforehand.
  • Dan is pursuing meetings with other luminaries, business leaders, and politicians.

Exploratory Committee Members:

Ken Butt – International Businessman and Confidant

Tim Harris – USA Long Time Lawyer and Confidant

Colin Crorkin OBE – Former UK Ambassador, Chairman and Confidant

Reverend Brian Ramsey of Guthrie Village

Shehzad A. Qureshi – UK Lawyer

Non-Committee Long-Time Confidants

Belinda Paisley and Carolyn Pepper – Long Time UK Solicitors

AUGUST 2022 NEWSLETTER

Achievements/Tasks

  • Dan has taken part in further media interviews. 
  • An article has been published in Rolls Royce Whispers.
  • Discussions are being held with a mainstream TV channel on a potential documentary about Dan and his political endeavors.
  • Further political podcasts have been published.

Coming Up in September 2022 and Beyond

  • Further political podcasts will be published in late September/October.
  • Further community hall meetings are to be held, this time in Forfar and Arbroath for the public to attend and hear Dan’s message.  This will be advertised and have leaflets distributed beforehand.
  • Dan is pursuing meetings with other luminaries, business leaders, and politicians.

MAY 2022 NEWSLETTER

Achievements/Tasks

  • Dan has taken part in further media interviews. 
  • The frequently Asked Questions section has been added to the website,
  • Copies of the Newsletter are also published on the website.
  • Further political podcasts have been published
  • Two parts of the Guthrie Hall meeting have been published online

Coming Up in June 2022 and Beyond

  • An interview with the Glasgow Herald will be published in due course.
  • Further parts of the Guthrie Hall meeting will be published.
  • Another political podcast will be published in June.
  • Further community hall meetings are to be held, this time in Forfar and Arbroath for the public to attend and hear Dan’s message.  This will be advertised and have leaflets distributed beforehand.
  • Dan is pursuing meetings with other luminaries, business leaders, and politicians.

Exploratory Committee Members:

Ken Butt – International Businessman and Confidant

Tim Harris – USA Long Time Lawyer and Confidant

Colin Crorkin OBE – Former UK Ambassador, Chairman, and Confidant

Reverend Brian Ramsey of Guthrie Village

Non-Committee Long-Time Confidants

Belinda Paisley and Carolyn Pepper – Long Time UK Solicitors

APRIL 2022 NEWSLETTER

Achievements/Tasks

  • Dan has taken part in further media interviews. 

https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/trillion-dollar-man-dan-pena-eyes-westminster-seat-for-angus-3637714

  • An additional 3 political podcasts have been published
  • Leaflets were distributed to the local Guthrie residents advertising the Guthrie Hall Focus Meeting being held on 21st April 2022.
  • Adverts were also placed in the local papers during the first few weeks of April informing residents of his upcoming focus meeting at Guthrie Hall.
  • The Guthrie Village Hall Focus Meeting took place on the 21st of April 2022.  There was a successful turnout of around 35 locals present.  However, one lady came all the way from Dunblane to hear what Dan’s message was!
  • MAGA hats were handed out in the hall.
  • A teaser clip of the Guthrie Hall meeting has been published online.
  • A letter was written and sent to Former Prime Minister Theresa May requesting a meeting with Dan.  Theresa Mays Executive Secretary has replied on her behalf politely declining as she is very busy.

Coming Up in May 2022 and Beyond

  • A full video of the Guthrie Hall meeting will be published online.
  • An interview with the Glasgow Herald should be published in due course.
  • Another hall meeting is to be held, this time in Forfar for the public to attend and hear Dan’s message.  This will be advertised and have leaflets distributed beforehand.
  • Dan pursuing meetings with other luminaries, business leaders, and politicians.

MARCH 2022 NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the first newsletter on the achievements and ongoing assignments in Dan’s political exploration project

Achievements/Tasks – January to March 2022

  • Dan has taken part in several interviews and placed adverts with various media/newspapers over the past few months since announcing his exploration into the political arena.  These include the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scottish Daily Express, Forbes, The Dundee Courier, and The Angus County Press.
  • A focus group meeting took place in January with Guthrie Castle staff members.
  • Dan has met with Colin Crorkin, his exploratory committee chairman, and Reverend Brian Ramsey an exploratory group member to discuss plans.
  • Two political podcasts have been published.
  • So far over 99% of all social media feedback has been positive.
  • MAGA Baseball Hats have been delivered and are being distributed.
  • Local Angus MP’s Graeme Dey and Dave Doogan were approached by email with a request to meet with Dan.  They both politely declined.
  • Dan received an offer to join the Labour party from a mentee/labor member – Dan declined.
  • Dan received an offer to join the UKIP party – Dan declined.
  • QLA mentees have offered to fund Dan’s potential campaign, but Dan has declined.
  • Billboard and Digital advertisers were approached to display adverts, but they declined to cite political prohibition.
  • A leaflet has been designed and printed.
  • Dan spoke at the University of Exeter and Princeton in March.

Coming Up in April 2022 and Beyond

  • Above leaflets are to be distributed through the local Guthrie residents’ doors advertising the Guthrie Hall Focus Meeting to be held by Dan on the 21st of April 2022.
  • An advert will also be placed in the local papers for the Guthrie Hall Focus Meeting.
  • 21st April 2022 @ 7 pm – Guthrie Village Hall Focus Meeting to be held.
  • MAGA hats will be distributed at the Village Hall Meeting.
  • Dan to potentially meet with former Scottish Prime Minister.
  • The next Political Podcast will soon be published online.
  • An article is to be published by the Scottish Business Insider.
  • Dan pursuing meetings with other luminaries, business leaders, and politicians.

Exploratory Committee Members:

Ken Butt – International Businessman and Confidant

Tim Harris – USA Long Time Lawyer and Confidant

Colin Crorkin OBE – Former UK Ambassador, Chairman, and Confidant

Reverend Brian Ramsey of Guthrie Village

Non-Committee Long-Time Confidants

Belinda Paisley and Carolyn Pepper – Long Time UK Solicitors

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