The SNP argument for separating us from the rest of the UK can be found not in rigorously thought through, clearly articulated nationalist dogma, nor in irrefutable economic logic, but in relentless ad hominem attacks on the PM of the day, who may not be with us much longer. Work to do, Mr Blackford?
Martin Redfern, Melrose, Roxburghshire
Your editorial “The UK is cosying up to a dictatorship” (February 12) was well-founded, but 20 years overdue. It was clear when Boris Yeltsin inexplicably handed the Kremlin to the ex-KGB officer Vladimir Putin that the Russia we hoped for in the early 1990s would not materialise.
Whatever statements were made (which are disputed) about Nato not expanding eastwards became invalid as Russia’s fledgling move to democracy was reversed and Putin was obviously a very different character from Mikhail Gorbachev.
You refer to the additional danger from…