Alexander McKay’s interest in politics, surprisingly for a Unionist, appears to be focused solely on Holyrood (Letters, 10 April). Mr McKay describes the First Minister as “bombastic, browbeating, arrogant and tribalistic” – had be but added “sexist bully”, “petulant”, “cowardly” and “deceitful”, my greatest nightmare would have come true: Gordon Brown as First Minister.
Mr McKay really should pay more attention to the big picture, where he would have noticed Labour MPs facing criminal charges, the behaviour of former minister John Prescott, Nigel Griffiths’ activities, the foul activities of Labour’s Damien McBride and, most recently, Stuart MacLennan. Mr McKay’s devotion to Labour is evident but unlike Labour politicians we, the public, must be able to distinguish dishonesty and the inability, of Brown, to answer any question, from bluster.
Rosemill Court, Newmills