YET again another SNP farce in progress – quarantine hotel restrictions come into force and instantly the blame for the loophole created by Nicola Sturgeon introducing tougher restrictions than the rest of the UK is the Westminster Government’s problem. Sturgeon stated that the UK Government should be following Scotland’s lead and quarantining all arrivals, not just those on the ‘red list’. This is to stop all arrivals not on this list from travelling to Scotland and self-isolating at home as per the SNP instructions. SNP failure to introduce a workable system that is different from the rest of the UK is just another on the long list of shambles for this inept, talentless political party. PETER STALLARD, Callander, Stirlingshire.

ALISTER Jack’s refusal to allow Indyref 2 is a body blow to nationalists. The Scottish Secretary should publish the full facts on a referendum – the question, who can vote, the threshold (two-thirds, surely?) – and what life after independence would be like: the UK will not pay Scottish pensions; Scotiand cannot have the pound; an inevitable people and goods border; Remain-voting council areas’ right to stay in the UK.

He should announce this before the Holyrood election, widely trailed as a proxy refer- endum. Can anyone imagine Germany or the US making it so easy for Bavaria or Califor- nia to dismantle their successful countries?

ALLAN SUTHERLAND, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire.

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