Is '˜security' such an issue?

Our Berwick-upon-Tweed MP used to make a '˜progress' round the scattered constituency, a practice which seems to have fallen into abeyance of late.

Tuesday, 17th July 2018, 9:00 am

I had heard that ‘security issues’ now prevented this contact with the electorate.

I was thus puzzled when I saw John Lamont, her colleague North of the Border, advertising a similar perambulation round his constituency in the company of the area’s MSP.

How is it that similar concerns do not seem to operate on the other side of the Tweed, or has ‘security’ now replaced ‘health and safety’ as a reason for avoiding an inconvenience?

I can hardly imagine that Anne-Marie Trevelyan is any less popular, or more threatened, than her Scottish Conservative colleague.

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Colin Wakeling