Letters to the Scottish press special, 15/06/22: IndyRef2 – Here We Go Again

Letters to the press, 01/6/22: “Ian Blackford is in Cuba for a holiday. However, if he wanted to see a nation with crumbling infrastructure and an inflated public sector ruled by a single party with disastrously socialistic policies led by a long-serving leader who has mismanaged the economy, he could have stayed in Scotland.”

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, 21/04/22: Ms Sturgeon has the most abysmal record of leading Scotland over the past seven years – the highest alcohol and drug deaths in Europe. Failed vanity projects like Prestwick, BiFab, Ferguson Marine, and Police Scotland, which has a financial black hole of £200 million. The failed Scottish Energy Company, the failed Scottish Stock Exchange and millions spent on setting up foreign “embassies”?

Letters to the press, 18/04/22: Nicola Sturgeon is asking people to vote for the SNP in the local authority elections to “send Boris a message”, but Boris Johnson is not responsible for your bins, your education, your planning, your parks, your verges, your pot-holes, your schools, your swimming pools, your libraries, your street lights, your social housing, your town halls, your council tax, your business rates or your social care.

Letters to the press, 11/04/22: “Many are unaware the Scottish Government that has full autonomy over the NHS in Scotland but clap like performing seals when the First Minister deflects issues as the fault of Westminster. When they are driving around the traffic cones, barriers, temporary traffic lights and over the thousands of potholes on their way to the polling booth and perhaps think of how many drug deaths could have been avoided, food banks made extinct, littered streets cleaned and services supported with the millions squandered on malicious prosecutions, compensation pay-outs, pretendy foreign embassies and the ferry follies while reducing the shipbuilding pride of the Clyde to joke status”

Letters to the press, 08/03/22: Nationalists march downhill again. SNP exposed by war in Ukraine. SNP/Green coalition need to U-turn.

Letters to the press, 08/02/22: “The tenure of Ms Sturgeon has been woeful, dragging Scotland down and down. The Named Person Scheme, Hate Crime Bill, children lifestyle questionnaire, creation of a politically controlled police force are all examples of “authoritarian” control. It is time that supporters of independence listened…”