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, 17/05/22: “The Scottish Government urgently needs to change its direction. The fact is that the political parties supporting the Union received far more votes than the independence supporting ones in the recent election. This was true also in 2014, with a huge turnout and in reality, this has not changed ever since”

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, 05/04/22: Just how much more have the good folks of Scotland got to put up with from this feeble excuse for an administration, the political case of which is built entirely on historical emotion, and grievance against the UK? One thing they are good at is the adoption of the blame game – to quote that auld Scots expression: “It wisnae me”.

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, 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, 15/11/21: Booze pricing a failure. Little has changed since 2014. CO26 was a UK event

Letters to the press, 29/10/21: The Chancellor has given Scotland around £15 billion extra money over the next three years. The SNP’s response to this windfall is predictably to complain