The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)
The ‘irony’ of a political statement
SIR, – Your report on June 1 that Mike Russell, Scotland’s Constitution Secretary, pictured, said: “The only reason for the UK Government’s failure to seek an extension to the end date of the EU transition period would be because ideologically (the UK Government are) fixated by this or because you think you can hide the damage from Brexit under worse damage being done by something else.”
Isn’t it ironic that the words “a second independence referendum” can easily replace “Brexit” and the target of his comment, the UK Government, can be replaced by the SNP without losing its meaning.
Graham A Garden, Stonehaven