So under proposed constituency boundary changes, Scotland would lose six MPS out of the proposed cull of 50 Westminster seats (Brian Monteith, 12 September). The primary objective of the changes would include attempting to even out voter numbers per constituency across the UK while reducing the financial burden of MPS upon the taxpayer.
Common sense? Of course, but not to the SNP, who seize on the chance of manufacturing yet another anti-westminster grievance. Stewart Hosie, one of the many SNP MPS complaining, just doesn’t get it, does he?
MARTIN REDFERN Woodcroft Road, Edinburgh
During First Minister’s Questions I was amused to hear Nicola Sturgeon’s reaction to the EIS teaching union by describing their condemnation of testing of P1 children as “a difference of opinion”.
This reflects well on her lawyer’s training in how to handle severe criticism of her current education policy which is now in tatters and underlines her position with all the unions as “a difference of opinion”
DENNIS FORBES GRATTAN Mugiemoss Road, Bucksburn
Vince Cable makes a perfectly logical point. Those in the SNP demanding a second Brexit “divorce terms’’ referendum cannot complain if should another independence referendum be held and – I accept it is most unlikely – won by the separatists, a second referendum would have to follow to validate the divorce terms.
All this quagmire proves is that unless a two-thirds or three-quarters majority is set, referendums settle nothing and in fact worsen matters in any constitutional debate.
ALEXANDER MCKAY New Cut Rigg, Edinburgh