City carrying the flag for Yes
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