Dan­ger­ous al­liances

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - COMMENT -

Sir, - In a time of odd bed-fel­lows in UK pol­i­tics, Welsh Assem­bly min­is­ters should be cau­tious in their ten­ta­tive align­ment with the SNP in re­la­tion to op­po­si­tion to the Brexit re­peal bill.

While views among the pub­lic and politi­cians alike range over the full spec­trum of ex­pec­ta­tion of the worst to the best of out­comes from Brexit, there is likely to be more unity of opin­ion on not want­ing to risk a breakup of the UK fol­low­ing di­rectly on from de­par­ture from the EU.

Yet the Scot­tish min­is­ters tak­ing part in the lat­est talks in Cardiff are led by a First Min­is­ter who res­o­lutely be­lieves that in­de­pen­dence tran­scends all else.

The SNP Gov­ern­ment pri­mar­ily con­sid­ers Brexit as a source of griev­ance and as a lever to break apart the UK.

That is not an agenda that the peo­ple of Wales would sup­port, so those who rep­re­sent them need to un­der­stand the un­der­ly­ing am­bi­tions of those they form com­mon cause with. Keith How­ell. White Moss, West Lin­ton.

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