Mark Twain was credited with saying “there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics”. This quote could apply to the SNP regarding the ferries shambles (“First Minister drawn deeper into row over ferry fiasco”, The Herald, March 29), the Prestwick Airport shambles, the Salmond inquiry, the attempt to rewrite Scottish history in schools, the attempts to build a falsehood around the Loch Ness monster, the secrecy surrounding SNP coffers which led to multiple resignations, and much more. The SNP has perfected a method of being “economical with the truth” and making it appear as something else. Note to voters: council elections soon. Ian Balloch, Grangemouth.