De­ci­sions must be made here

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - COMMENT -

Sir, – Your let­ter writer Maaike Cook (Septem­ber 6 ) poses a very per­ti­nent ques­tion about re­spect­ing the re­sults of ref­er­en­dums.

In 1975 Scot­land voted to re­main in the EEC (as the EU was in those days)

In 2014 Scot­land voted no in the in­de­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum, with the ex­plicit guar­an­tee from Bet­ter To­gether that such a vote would en­sure Scot­land’s con­tin­ued mem­ber­ship of the EU.

We then get to 2016 and ev­ery Scot­tish lo­cal author­ity area voted in the ma­jor­ity to re­main in the Euro­pean Union.

It all rather begs the ques­tion: “How many times must Scot­land vote for some­thing be­fore her views are ad­hered to?”

As it is clear that West­min­ster cares not a jot for Scot­land’s wishes and the “Union of Part­ners” is no more than a bed-time story to ap­pease lazy Union­ists, then the only way to have a gov­ern­ment that stands up for Scot­land ev­ery day of the week, is to se­cure in­de­pen­dence.

Only then will ma­jor de­ci­sions be taken by us and for us. Henry Mal­colm. 331 Cleping­ton Road, Dundee.

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