Less grandstanding might be in order as Brexit debate begins to get complicated

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NICOLA Sturgeon’s strident attack on the UK government’s “Remain Campaign” (Your Report, 24 May) leaves me rather bemused.

She condemns the Treasury for its “fear-based tactics” and suggests that such an approach “could backfire” as she maintains happened during the Scottish Referendum.

From reading about Ms Sturgeon’s criticism, I wonder, not for the first time, whether she is on a parallel universe. Surely, she has not forgotten that the “No” side won the Scottish Referendum mainly because Scottish voters got savvy about uncosted “Yes” campaign promises thanks to heeding Treasury warnings.

If the First Minister really wants to avoid Brexit, I believe she should try not to undermine the UK “Remain Campaign” by constant criticism.

In my view, less grandstanding and more attention to her day job would not go amiss!

Sally Gordon-Walker

Caiystane Drive, Edinburgh

I see from your headline yesterday that Nicola is going for “progressive” policies. Does that mean a proliferation of new government committees, high-salary jobs for the boys, and trips abroad for all?

Presently, we have four tiers of government – Brussels, Westminster, Scottish and local, all costing a great deal of money and possibly wasting a great deal of time. What about rule from Westminster alone, with a touch of local government?

What would that be called? A regressive policy, or perhaps just an economic one.

Andrew Morton

Park Place, Dollar

Stan Grodynski regards some of us as being “obsessed” with a wish to criticise Nicola Sturgeon.

The latter, however, has no one to blame for such criticism but herself. She claims to wish to use a vote by the rest of the UK to leave the EU as an excuse to hold a second independence referendum and supposedly supports the Remain campaign.

However, she seems to be happier attacking the Remain campaign. Clearly a case of do as I say, not as I do.

She heads a party that claims to be “Stronger for Scotland”, but which seems to be as corrupt and morally-decadent as any other Westminster party, if not considerably more so.

Scottish voters have every right to be as critical as they like of Nicola Sturgeon and her party, which has feet of clay.

Andrew HN Gray

Craiglea Drive, Edinburgh

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