Bowing to social media hysteria over Alex Salmond effigy at Lewes Bonfire

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Living in Scotland, I have been embarrassed at the “high horse” reactions to the effigy burning of Alex Salmond in Lewes.

After all, they have burned effigies of Thatcher, Cameron, Major and Blair in the past.

It is a tradition of choosing a high profile person and Salmond should be flattered at being recognised.

The reactions on social media and the subsequent police complaint have exposed Scotland as a pompous nation unable to laugh at ourselves and all too ready to stand on our dignity.

Having said that, I am also disappointed at the decision not to burn the effigy but instead to bow to social media hysteria.

Paul Lewis

Edinburgh