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I refer to Stan Grodynski’s typical response (Letters, 31 January) to my letter of 30 January.

I have no idea where he finds any spin but paranoia can sometimes cloud one’s vision. I assume from what he writes that he saw the select affairs committee programme to which I referred.

As I said, three professors gave technical answers based on their expertise and would not be drawn on speculative issues. There could not have been a programme with less spin.

The programme was everything that Mr Grodynski calls 
for in his penultimate paragraph, “more unspun facts, 
and the application of
common sense by commentators, without the confusing 
accompaniment of further 
misinformation”.

I would have to say that no matter how many facts Nationalists are presented with, they 
remain in a state of denial.

Donald Lewis

Gifford

East Lothian

I did enjoy the opening sentence in the letter from Andrew HN Gray (30 January): “I can only assume that English-born SNP minister Mike Russell suffers from an acute form of self-loathing due to the place of his birth.”

Given the utterances of Mr Gray over the years one can but say: “Hear ye the voice of 
experience.”

Thomas R Burgess

St Catherine’s Square

Perth