Madam, – With reference to your headline “Not one fly-tipping prosecution since 2010, says council”, (Courier, August 6) I’m sure there are difficulties and frustrations experienced by the regulatory authorities in tackling this antisocial crime, including the fact that penalties imposed on the culprits if and when they are prosecuted are often not sufficient to act as a deterrent.
Madam, – I read the other day about Jacob Rees-Mogg’s campaign to be elected MP for Central Fife in 1997 and couldn’t believe he was unsuccessful!
Madam, – Cliff Richard is right to seek anonymity for those accused of sex crimes since naming the accused before they are formally charged breaches the rules of natural justice and, in the febrile atmosphere of #MeToo-ism, wrecks lives.
Madam, – Nicola Sturgeon goes on about Westminster not giving Scottish people what they voted for by imposing Brexit on Scotland and is adamant she wants a second referendum to determine whether or not Scotland should split from the UK.
Madam, – The question of Scottish independence is a regular feature in all the newspapers these days.
Sir, – I am struck by the hypocrisy on the part of the independence deniers, none of whom have ever put a valid case or argument in favour of retaining the status quo.
Madam, – So Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell has confirmed he would grant Nicola Sturgeon IndyRef2 whenever she wishes (Labour would not block second referendum on independence, Courier, August 7).
Madam, – John Watson of Broughty Ferry Community Council is delighted that planning was refused on a 10 year vacant site and that “good sense prevailed”.
Madam, – Drugs deaths in Scotland are appallingly common. Being an echo chamber of “progressive” liberalism, the SNP cannot muster anything in response beyond decriminalisation, “safe” injection facilities, tackling dealers and support for addicts.
Madam, – Alex Orr implicitly concedes that the GERS figures are fairly accurate, and that an independent Scotland would face a deficit of around 7% of GDP, by failing to answer them in his letter (Fiscal straitjacket ditched in indy Scotland, Courier, August 27).