THE sooner this EU referendum is over the better. The choice seems to be between Apocalypse Now and Armageddon, listening to David Cameron, who gets more hysterical by the day or Boris Johnson just being himself.
A question not addressed is where is the European Union headed after 23 June?
Even if Turkey is not to be admitted into EU membership we still have Greece and troubled eurozone whose underlying problems could embroil the UK whether our Prime Minister likes it or not.
The Roman Empire took time to collapse – the way eurozone and EU institutions are heading it could be one Big Bang! The recent Austrian presidential election shows growing disconnect between politics and public not helped by Brussels’ mind-set bureaucracy.
Downie Grove, Edinburgh
The Scotsman is doing us all a service by publishing articles on both sides of the EU debate. Mona Siddiqui gave us good reasons to remain and Tom Harris has replied with good reasons to leave. We all need to examine the reasons given and see which ones finally carry the most weight. The decision we face will have long-lasting consequences and we must give it proper consideration.
I am still undecided. I am not sure whether our EU membership brings more advantages than disadvantages.
I look forward to reading more thought-provoking articles from both sides in the coming days. I only hope a clear winner emerges – case a draw is worse than useless!
Morton Street, Edinburgh
Yesterday’s letters (25 May) prove that no matter what she does, or does not do, with regard to the EU debate, Nicola Sturgeon will be criticised by those obsessed with finding fault with the SNP.
Perhaps it might be more constructive in achieving their aims of remaining in the EU or leaving if they were instead to spend time positively arguing points they have personally found persuasive in this debate. For example, why do those who believe in the “Conservative principle” of smaller government support remaining in an apparently huge and burgeoning bureaucracy and why do those who wish to leave now refute figures provided by the UK Treasury which they did not openly criticise during the Scottish independence referendum?
Longniddry, East Lothian
Are the Conservatives fully aware of the impeding fall out within their party after 23 June?
Do they really believe wounds will quickly heal? If so, let me remind them of post referendum Scotland. From a country which promoted the collective “whae’s like us”, we are now a divided nation and destined to remain as one as long as the SNP are in power.
Larkfield Gardens, Edinburgh
In answer to Colin Hamilton’s letter (Wednesday Letters), Nicola Sturgeon cannot afford to divert from her campaign to discredit Westminster in favour of making a positive case for remaining in the EU, because she has become a victim of the SNP’s “success” .
This has left her with the dilemma of how to keep the blinkered masses appeased, with rhetoric and attacks on central government, while seeking ways to maintain credibility with the rest of her party, and trying to attract new members.
She might as well try to nail jelly to the ceiling.
That should settle it.
David Cameron, chief of the Remainians, has pointed out that if we agree to surrender, in perpetuity, to a bunch of other states the right to make our own laws, we stand to save £4 on the occasional telephone call (Your report, 25 May).
A no-brainer, surely.
Craigleith Drive, Edinburgh