New low for nationalists
SIR, – If ever proof was needed that the Growth Commission report was toxic for the rank and file nationalists and a new “cause celebre” was required to deflect attention away from its doom and gloom predictions look no further than the stunt at Westminster.
The spectacle of the faux rage by the SNP MPs at Westminster with the staged walkout along with the smiling selfies must strike a new low for the nationalist cause.
Rather than grab the opportunity of the 134 new powers coming to Holyrood (with 24 temporary retained to protect the internal market where we conduct 65% of our trade) the SNP shows little interest – after all Nicola Sturgeon did say independence “transcends” Brexit, oil and the economy.
The sooner we have a government in power at Holyrood that are focused on jobs, growth and making a success of existing and the new devolved powers coming to Holyrood the better. Ian Lakin, Pinelands, Murtle Den Road, Milltimber, Aberdeen