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!
Sir, – Regular readers of The Courier letters page may know me as a supporter of Scottish independence.
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).
Sir, – It is great to see Scotland’s role in the slave trade is to be marked by footage of singer Kayus Bankole, from Leith band Young Fathers, being beamed on to the City Chambers in Edinburgh from New Year’s Day to Burns Night.
Madam, – Over the last few days Boris Johnson has been talking a lot about democracy.
Madam, – The recent statement by the United Nations that beef consumption should be reduced to prevent excess greenhouse gases, in particular methane, from entering the atmosphere is on the whole correct.
Madam, – “From each according to means, to each according to needs.”
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, – I feel I must write in response to Mr Montgomery’s accusation (Glorious Twelfth has a rightful place, Courier, August 14) that the claims made by earlier contributors in relation to driven grouse shooting were disingenuous.
Madam, – On July 27 I was bitten on the hip by a dog while crossing the Seven Arches bridge, Monifieth.