Sir, – The commissioning of the first of Gordon Brown’s two pork-barrel white elephants, known in navy speak as HMS Big Lizzie, will be followed by HMS Chuck. Naval top brass are frightfully proud, of course, but the two carriers have been rightly described by a former chief of defence staff as ‘vulnerable metal cans’.
Sir, - The SNP appears to be set on raising income tax in Scotland as part of a move to keep the support of the ultra left Green Party.
Sir, – Derek Farmer is right to identify size as a factor in the collapse of facilities management and construction company Carillion, as well as the Royal Bank of Scotland et al, but there’s a further factor to these failures: lack of competition. This situation is aided and abetted by governments of every colour.
Sir, - I write in a personal capacity as a member of Howe of Fife RFC for more than 50 years.
Sir, - Mr Roche of Perth wrote a very reasonable letter about the poor look of Perth during the day, while considerable monies are spent on lighting it up at night (October 28) and poor facades in the city centre is one of his expressed concerns.
Sir, – Over the matter of just a few days the UK’s standing in the world has further diminished as the impact of Brexit becomes more tangible.
Sir, -I am writing in response to the article (October 31) regarding Perth and Kinross Council’s ongoing review of Beechgrove, Parkdale and Dalweem residential care homes.
Sir, - Every time clear evidence appears, such as the annual GERS report, of the deficit Gordian Knot that an independent Scotland would face, rather than face the reality of massive cuts and tax rises, SNP ministers, spin doctors and apologists trot out the old canards of “we wouldn’t have the cost of Trident or the new aircraft carriers and we could grow the economy to close the deficit gap”.
Sir, – The article in The Courier (“War of words breaks out over rail link, January 11”) covered the harsh verbal exchanges between SNP MSP Jenny Gilruth and Fife Council co-leader David Ross.
Sir,– Martin Redfern (August 12) praises the SNP for their efforts to end funeral poverty in Scotland, but sadly undermines this positivity by claiming this is only possible due to English subsidies.