Alex’s an­gles

The Scotsman - - Perspective / Letters To The Editor -

Alex Sal­mond pre­dicts that in­dyref 2 will go right as Brexit goes wrong (The Scots­man, 22 July). Well, that’s not bad fore­cast­ing, as he could get one right out of two.

Brexit could go wrong, but it is up to the UK to make it a suc­cess. The up side is that af­ter Brexit we will have con­trol; of our bor­ders and our jus­tice sys­tem, but we will not be sub­jected to the Francoger­man part­ner­ship that runs the Euro­pean Union.

On in­dyref 2, Alex should tell Ni­cola Stur­geon to have another ref­er­en­dum, and she can have another one af­ter that if she likes.

Don’t give up the day job, Alex. JAMES MACINTYRE Claren­don Road

Lin­lith­gow Among the ro­botic mantras in­clud­ing the ever-present “day job” and slo­gan­is­ing about “for the many and not the few”, Coun­cil­lor Scott Arthur con­tends that the SNP are ac­tively seek­ing the worst pos­si­ble con­se­quences of Brexit (Let­ters, 24 July). The slight flaw in his ar­gu­ment is that it is the SNP who have been vig­or­ously cam­paign­ing for the UK to stay in the sin­gle mar­ket to avoid the worst eco­nomic out­comes and it is the Bet­ter To­gether Tory and Labour Union­ists, in­clud­ing Jeremy Cor­byn (who er­ro­neously be­lieves that a coun­try has to be an EU mem­ber to be in the sin­gle mar­ket) who are say­ing that we must leave it. GILL TURNER Derby Street

Ed­in­burgh

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