Sir, - Old soldiers will be perplexed and no doubt amused at the army recruitment team’s effort at encouraging more young people to join the army with their latest ‘softer’ campaign.
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, – 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, – 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.
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Sir, – I yet again smell the rank odour of hypocrisy eminating from the usual British nationalists over Alec Salmond’s independent production company doing work on RT.
Sir, - I write with reference to your article about NHS Tayside confirming the ending of endoscopy procedures at Stracathro Hospital (October 26).
Sir, - Nicola Sturgeon just can’t help herself.
Sir, – Jenny Hjul (“We must all watch the BBC”, The Courier, January 10) is right to tell us to watch the BBC, but the corporation seems to have recently changed its name to Believers Broadcasting Christianity.
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.