Letter: ‘Spin doctor’s’ letter has no place in Courier

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I have always subscribed to the maxim that letters to local newspapers should reflect points of view, concerns, local topics of interest and similar items and should not be a platform for political dialogue.

I refer specifically to the letter published in the March 1 edition of the Courier attributed to Alex Orr of Edinburgh, who happens to be the managing director of Orbit, an Edinburgh Communications Consultancy.

Any ‘spin doctors’ interpretation of a political point of view tends to be marginally disingenuous, generally by omission by not containing the full facts.

The letter in this case promoting the SNP, the content about which I do not wish to comment.

The point I wish to promote is, that letters of this nature, particularly ones from professional bodies, should be addressed to the national newspapers either daily or Sunday editions and not, as I have intimated, to local newspaper editions.

John R Newall,