New low for na­tion­al­ists

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David Burn­side, Albert Ter­race, Aberdeen SIR, – If ever proof was needed that the Growth Com­mis­sion re­port was toxic for the rank and file na­tion­al­ists and a new “cause cele­bre” was re­quired to de­flect at­ten­tion away from its doom and gloom pre­dic­tions look no fur­ther than the stunt at Westminster.

The spec­ta­cle of the faux rage by the SNP MPs at Westminster with the staged walk­out along with the smil­ing self­ies must strike a new low for the na­tion­al­ist cause.

Rather than grab the op­por­tu­nity of the 134 new pow­ers com­ing to Holy­rood (with 24 tem­po­rary re­tained to pro­tect the in­ter­nal mar­ket where we con­duct 65% of our trade) the SNP shows lit­tle in­ter­est – af­ter all Ni­cola Stur­geon did say in­de­pen­dence “tran­scends” Brexit, oil and the econ­omy.

The sooner we have a

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