THERE are several media reports on Jackson Carlaw’s speech regarding fishing on Tuesday in which he said: “After Brexit we will be an independent coastal state, just like Norway, Iceland and the Faroes.”

Does he think that Faroe is actually an independent state with a seat at the UN, or is he saying that after Brexit the UK Government is considering devolving responsibly on negotiations over fishing in Scottish waters to Scotland in the same way as Denmark has devolved negotiations over fishing to the Faroese Government?

John Jamieson
South Queensferry

NOW that Nigel Farage has given the Tories all that they could ask for and has effectively formed a new Brexit Alliance, shouldn’t the new grouping be referred to as the Fartories? Or the Farty Party?

Paul Gillon