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