David Coburn, the leader of UKIP in Scotland, recently paid a visit to Dundee in which he spoke somewhat disparagingly of the city being left to rot by the SNP. I responded to his remarks in the Courier with the following letter. Sometimes we must acknowledge what is positive and not just be the continual moaners.
David Coburn, the UKIP leader, is perfectly entitled to come to Dundee and seek to persuade us to vote for his party. Those of us who live here are just as entitled to tell him that he is talking nonsense when he says that Dundee has been ‘left to rot’ by the SNP. Dundee is not rotting. It is being renewed. We are a beautiful and vibrant city with a lot going for us. Of course there is more that could be done, and politicians have made mistakes, but we should give credit where credit is due. Visiting politicians should recognise that and not use us for cheap soundbites to advance their own fantasy politics.
St Peters Free Church
4 St Peter St