Trump fall-out

In the context of the widely welcomed departure of Mr ­Donald Trump and his ambitions for Scotland, we should not forget the role played by Alex Salmond in keeping him here.

The 2008 Scottish Parliament report found that “The [local government and communities] committee believes that, far from taking a precautionary approach, the First Minister was cavalier in his actions and displayed, at best, exceptionally poor judgment and a worrying lack of awareness about the consequence of his actions.”

In the context of important open questions about the currency, constitution and continuing renewable energy subsidies in a future – potentially independent – Scotland, can we be sure that Mr Salmond is heeding the implicit advice in the committee’s report?

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Harald Toberman

Pilrig Street