Opinion

Labour way behind the curve in Scotland

Sir, – Re Johann Lamont and her total destruction of the Labour Party at Westminster. Was this sour grapes, or an honest appraisal of where Labour ...

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It looks like it will be “taxi for MacAskill”

Sir, – I write with regard to the Scottish Parliament passing the motion to lower the drink-drive threshold from its current 80 mgs to 50 mgs. I have ...

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Warning for Labour which they must heed

Sir, – What is the real significance of Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont’s resignation (Courier, October 25)?

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So much, then, for that worldwide respect

Sir, – Derek Farmer (letters, October 22, starts off by highlighting a welcome humanitarian gesture by the UK in helping with the Ebola crisis ...

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Well, would you believe it – a new oil find!

Sir, – Deary me, that silly wee oil company BP seems to have stumbled across a major new oil field in the North Sea.

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What a price we pay for “democracy”

Sir, – It is not every Tuesday that some of us find ourselves in agreement with every word written by Jim Crumley, but this week he excelled in his ...

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Coming up in Saturday’s Courier — Great stuff you wouldn’t want to miss. Not for all the tea in Aberfeldy

Do you fancy a tipple this weekend?

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Labour’s Scottish problem: Who now for depute leader?

The feverish speculation had only just finished when Anas Sarwar kick started it all back into life.

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It’s a Halloween horror — all the pumpkins are green

Idle chit-chat within the offices of The Courier has revealed a dramatic split in opinion.

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Coming up in Friday’s Courier — Trees, teachers and tin can alley

Agony and ecstasy in equal measure in Friday’s Courier.

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Coming up in Thursday’s Courier — Politics, octopus, serious fraud and beards

There has, in some quarters, been a subtle yet persistent sense that Thursday is some form of an ordinary day with few stand-out redeeming features ...

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Mob chased and stoned hangman

WHO WOULD have been a public hangman in Scotland? You were cheered as a hero during your star turn but jeered as a moral bankrupt as soon as the deed ...

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