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The ‘irony’ of a political state­ment

- Brexit · European Politics · UK News · Politics · British Politics · Scotland · United Kingdom · Government of the United Kingdom · European Union · Scottish National Party · Stonehaven

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

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