Silent majority still see clearly
Sir, – The rowdy, theatrical and ludicrous stunt by Ian Blackford MP and his SNP colleagues in the House of Commons will fool no one except, of course, their most ardent supporters.
Apparently this hysterical and almost childish action was about the so called “power grab” by Westminster.
In a strange twist of logic the SNP would be perfectly happy to have the unelected EU Commissioners in Brussels keep all the powers that are now being returned to Holyrood as a result of Brexit.
Their staged, righteous indignation concerns the temporary retention of 24 powers by Westminster in order that the internal UK market can run smoothly in areas such as farming, fisheries and food labelling.
This seems reasonable as it would be ridiculous having four different sets of rules within Britain increasing bureaucracy, expense and lessening business efficiency.
The fact that 63% of Scottish trade depends on the rest of the UK seems not to have penetrated the Nationalist mindset.
The constitutional pranks of a party obsessed with the breaking up of the UK may act as a temporary diversion to the dire incompetence of Ms Sturgeon’s governance but the SNP’s noisy and irrational constitutional wrangling will not fool the silent majority. Iain G Richmond. Guildy House, Monikie.