Orange march

I was very interested to read that the Orange Order has been given permission to stage a huge parade in Edinburgh in support of a No vote, just a few days before the referendum (your report, 23 July).

I would be curious to see if the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland has done any research into how its activities influence people’s political opinions.

If anything, I can’t help thinking the parade might have the opposite effect to that intended by the organisers.

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Both sides in the referendum have activists who do more harm than good to their respective causes.

It must be quite a headache for the leaders.


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