Here we go again
The SNP needs to find a new hymn sheet. They are under the illusion that Scots want another referendum on independence. That Scotland will be deemed to be ignored is a given from the SNP no matter what the outcome of Brexit. What is not a given is the chaos the SNP seem to want to inflict on a Scottish population already reeling under Snp-controlled unfair tax rises with more to come, poor policing, failing education and a moribund economy. The tune has to change – or better still, the singers. (DR) GERALD EDWARDS
Broom Road, Glasgow On Monday I watched the debate at Westminster Hall on two petitions relating to Scottish independence and I would like to add that the main objective was to examine the concerns of the signatories. It was not, as SNP MP Tommy Sheppard’s statement suggests, to assert the inevitability of indyref2 in the wake of Brexit.
The initial petition (“Another Scottish independence referendum shouldn’t be allowed to happen”) was signed by 221,514 people, thus exceeding the 100,000 signatures required for being considered for debate. On the back of it the other petition (“Agree on a second referendum on Scottish independence“) was also discussed, although it gained only 38,515 signatures and did not, therefore, qualify for a separate debate.
The numbers speak for themselves – but will the SNP listen?
REGINA ERICH Willow Row, Stonehaven