Readers letters: Humza Yousaf’s legal message is unacceptable
"It is unacceptable for a mob to be encouraged by Nicola Sturgeon, Yousaf and other members of the Scottish government to prevent the lawful removal of failed migrants.”
Yousaf’s message is unacceptable
Is there no beginning to Health Secretary Humza Yousaf's talents?
He said his party would seek to "deligitimise" the UK rule of law supporting residents and campaigners in Glasgow who prevented two Indian men from being detained by the Home Office on immigration offences.
It is unacceptable for a mob to be encouraged by Nicola Sturgeon, Yousaf and other members of the Scottish government to prevent the lawful removal of failed migrants.
Then Yousaf demanded police action when it was alleged Rangers players had taken part in sectarian chants. A Police Scotland investigation found no evidence of criminality. Now Rangers have initiated legal proceedings against individuals for spreading false narratives. I suspect Humza will be top of the list.
Clark Cross, Springfield Road, Linlithgow.
Is the SNP now an anarchist party?
Humza Yousaf as Justice Secretary believed removal of illegal immigrants was “intended to provoke” and “reckless in the heart of Scotland’s Muslim community”.
The Civil servants were only doing their job as instructed by law. Nicola Sturgeon has thankfully removed him from his job, which must have become untenable.
Kirsty Blackman SNP MP stated “We have achieved something today,” she said. “Just imagine what we can do with independence.”
Are we now to become the Anarchist Republic of Scotland (ARS)? SNP ministers could compete to see who should become Chief ARS.
Alastair Murray, Elliot Road, Edinburgh.
I have, for some time, had a holiday booked for November, to a place that now seems to be called Zero Two April in case its inhabitants are offended by our using the name it used to have.
No doubt it will be cancelled, which will save me the bother of explaining why I am going to April in November. Perhaps I should just settle for a holiday in Kent.
Jill Stephenson, Glenlockhart Valley, Edinburgh.
Helping children to enjoy playing out
Now, as we approach summer with hopefully fewer restrictions, we can start to make plans about how we will spend time with family and friends.
Following the challenging year we have experienced, we could all do with a bit more play in our lives. Play is a hugely important part of childhood and has a whole host of benefits, including improving physical and mental health and wellbeing.
Throughout this pandemic, children have had to deal with so many difficult challenges; some having to stay in unsafe homes and many living with families who are struggling with health worries and financial issues. Children have told Childline that they have struggled to cope and their mental health has suffered as a result.
It doesn’t matter how people choose to play this Childhood Day (11 June), whether it’s organising a sponsored kickabout in the park, a game of cards, a musical get-together or an online gaming tournament, we just want as many as possible playing and raising money to help us keep children safe.
We look forward to hearing how your readers plan to support the NSPCC and children across Scotland this Childhood Day. To find out more and download a fundraising pack, visit www.nspcc.org.uk/childhoodday or search online for NSPCC Childhood Day.
Paul Cockram, Head of Fundraising, NSPCC Scotland.