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In a recent MetroTalk edition, a reader makes a case against the expansion of the European Union eastward, inviting readers to share their thoughts on the matter.

Simultaneously, the Scottish National Party (SNP) is reigniting discussions on Scottish independence, proposing to use the next general election as a de facto independence referendum. However, questions linger: Is this the opportune moment for Scotland to break away?

The ongoing challenges in Scotland, including the cost of living crisis and strained public services, prompt some readers to express concerns about the SNP’s priorities.

Despite pressing issues, SNP leader Humza Yousaf has indicated that the next general election will be treated as a proxy independence referendum, raising debates about the nation’s focus during challenging times.

Cllr Alastair Redman from Kintyre And The Islands emphasizes the growing desire among Scots to move away from the divisive focus on independence. Meanwhile, David from Durham reminds readers of the 17.4 million people who voted for Brexit, sparking discussions on the significant portion of the population that did not have a say in the 2016 referendum.

Shifting to COVID-related discussions, Alex White questions the need for an inquiry into the impact of lockdowns on COVID deaths. Marcus from North Shields provides an analysis of publicly available data, suggesting that lockdowns, while effective in halting virus growth, were a measure of last resort.

The debate includes considerations of available medicines before vaccines, such as Dexamethasone, and challenges the notion that alternative strategies could have avoided lockdowns.

As opinions vary, MetroTalk continues to serve as a platform for readers to share diverse perspectives on these pressing issues.

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