Letters to the press, 20/05/22: When former principal teacher of social subjects Jenny Gilruth became transport minister in January she said it was an opportunity to “help Scotland become a world leader in achieving our goal to become net-zero by 2045″. I’m not sure if she was meaning carbon emissions or ScotRail journeys.”

Letters to the press, 10/05/22: “Nicola Sturgeon urged voters to “Send Boris a message” and opinion polls forecast a 44% vote share. In fact, the SNP got 34%. Only 641,000 – one in seven – of Scotland’s 4.3m voters voted SNP. Scotland’s “message to Boris” is: Scexit has been eclipsed by Covid, economic crisis and war, and dogged by SNP incompetence, scandals and cover-ups. It is running out of steam and into the buffers of voter anger and apathy”

Letters to the press, 27/04/22: “One of Nicola Sturgeon’s arguments in defence of the Ferguson Ferry fiasco is that the £245 million spent in the seven years since the contract signing in 2015 saved 300 jobs. In fact, without this contract, the SNP could have used the £35m per year to employ 1,130 people on the national average wage of £31,128”

Letters to the press, 08/04/22: Scotland could do so much better. Will railways be another disaster? Poll predictions awry. SNP make me feel guilty to be proud.

Letters to the press, 01/04/22: “Before 2014 I was largely comfortable in my identity; I was Scottish and British. In 2014 it was open to attack for the first time. The SNP has used every election, local and national, to campaign for another referendum where not only your political views are questioned, but your sense of identity as well.”

Letters to the press, 30/03/22: ‘”There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics”. This quote could apply to the SNP regarding the ferries shambles, the Prestwick Airport shambles, the Salmond inquiry and the attempt to rewrite Scottish history.’

Letters to the press, 28/03/22: “The problem in Scotland, however, is the vast majority of our 4.3m registered voters are still oblivious to what is going on, wouldn’t know a defunct Ferguson ferry if it docked in their back garden, and the opposition parties continually fail to breach this wall of apathy with any compelling, positive, convincing message.”

Letters to the press, 18/03/22: Scot-nats can’t even take a joke. Where did £4.8 billion in Covid funds go? SNP have no fresh ideas for Scotland. Scots indy only ensures decades of turmoil.

Letters to the press, 10/03/22: “An independent Scotland would be a weak enclave within the British Isles, with no defence facilities and a weak economy. It would surely be an easy target for any military invasion if the current crisis was to escalate”

Letters to the press, 18/02/22: “So, having no indy plan, we have irritating arguments, to divert attention from important issues, but nothing of substance.”