City car­ry­ing the flag for Yes

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - COMMENT -

Sir,– A ca­sual reader of The Courier let­ters pages might think that Tay­side and Fife was a hot­bed of union­ist ac­tivists, but closer ex­am­i­na­tion re­veals that most of the an­ti­in­de­pen­dence let­ters em­anate from a small co­terie of ded­i­cated pro­pa­gan­dists from furth of Courier Coun­try, from less en­light­ened parts, Ed­in­burgh and the Loth­i­ans mostly.

So it is com­fort­ing to note that my trust in the good sense and po­lit­i­cal in­tel­li­gence of the peo­ple of Courier Coun­try is con­firmed by this week’s poll of vot­ing in­ten­tions, if there were to be a sec­ond in­de­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum, in The Courier’s sis­ter pa­per, the Evening Tele­graph, which found that, of 3,000 re­spon­dents, 84.5%, would vote for in­de­pen­dence.

As an adopted Dun­do­nian, I was im­pressed with this rise from the 57% of votes cast for Yes in Dundee in the 2014 in­de­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum, which was the high­est per­cent­age of any part of Scot­land, and earned it the ti­tle of “Scot­land’s Yes city”.

I would sug­gest that, in view of this vir­tual una­nim­ity, Dundee should now be known as “Scot­land’s yes, ab­so­lutely, def­i­nitely, and the sooner the bet­ter, city”.

Les Mackay. Carmichael Gar­dens, Dundee

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