But I respect the minority who wish to continue to be in single-sex clubs. Under the UN Charter Chapter 8, there is still freedom of assembly and freedom of association in this country. David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Andrew Lansley and Maria Miller, as mere political opportunists and in zealous pursuit of their social agendas, have joined the Stalinist-style witch hunt against Muirfield and the R&A along with headline-grabbing Alex Salmond, whose ego now mirrors the late Hugo Chavez’s.
I submit that the UK’s politicians face much greater global and economic challenges than fretting about golf clubs. The bloated, dysfunctional Westminster and Holyrood parliaments are scarcely models of probity and propriety and are in no position to lecture others about governance.
I had a wonderful day at Muirfield, my enjoyment enhanced in the knowledge that all of the foregoing meddling politicians were absent.
Ewen Watt, Dalgety Bay