THE visit of Barack Obama to Cop26 will be remembered more than anything else, I venture, for his disparaging remarks on nationalism. This, of course, is the political creed of the party running things in this corner of the UK at present. Mr Obama said many of the world’s problems at present can be attributed to ‘nationalism and tribal influences’. While the SNP claims its nationalism is somehow different from all the other nasty kinds that have blighted humanity, the truth is there is no fundamental difference whatsoever. If the First Minister’s army of spinners arrange a photo-op with Mr Obama while he is in Glasgow, can we expect her to defend the nationalism that’s left Scotland more divided and hate-filled than at any time in its history and, in fact, the perfect example of the point he made? Alexander McKay, Edinburgh.