The first is on the Scottish Islamic Foundation, formerly led by SNP candidate Osama Saeed and in receipt of funding from a supposedly cash-strapped SNP administration, being accused of ''sharing the ideology of terrorists'' by the much respected Quilliam Foundation, The other is a report on Alex Salmond's letter encouraging Fred Goodwin in his bank's disastrous move for ABN, only to later call the move a "grievous error" and "a huge mistake".
And on the Letters page, R Mill Irving attacks me for daring to criticise the SNP and its leaders! Perhaps Mr Irving needs to widen his reading horizon.
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So R Mill Irving's carefully considered opinion of Alexander McKay's "splenetic diatribes" in The Scotsman is that they are "puerile and risible". All because Mr McKay says Alex Salmond is a bit of a chancer. Dear, dear. Whatever happened to freedom of speech? And who's spleen is on show now?
Mr Irving may well want to live in a country where his chosen one is above criticism, but most Scots prefer living in a British democracy where anyone can criticise the leader.