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Having heard of he few ghastly “alternative” events that were held, such as effigy burning and hanging, I wonder how many of those taking part actually wanted to.

I suspect many felt peer pressure to be seen to be conforming to the hard core 
minority who felt the need to show their power within the community – a bit like it used to be before Mrs Thatcher sorted out the unions once and for all.

Had that been her only achievement Wednesday’s events would have been worthwhile.

Brian Petrie

Edinburgh