Madam, – A car bomb in January; rioting in the streets last Thursday, with more than 70 petrol bombs thrown, police vehicles in flames, a journalist shot dead.
Madam, – I am greatly saddened to learn of the death of the young journalist Lyra McKee in Derry in the early hours of Good Friday; it appears that she is yet another victim of a cowardly terrorist attack in Northern Ireland.
Madam, – Like many people I have followed the current debate on Brexit in the media regarding the arguments around the consequences of a deal or no deal and the outcome of further negotiations.
Madam, – James Robertson (Letters, April 18) says no new railways have been approved since Transport Scotland was established. This is because no viable proposals havebeen made. All would involve high levels of public subsidy
Madam, – I am concerned by the article “All the fun of the fair as market arrives, but for how much longer?” (Monday Matters, Courier, April15).
Madam, – For the past five years, the entire political debate has been dominated by broadly constitutional issues, namely Scottish Independence and then Brexit.
Madam, – I wonder if the Conservative, Labour, DUP and SNP politicians who have deliberately delayed Brexit realise the seriousness of what they have done?
Madam, – With a further six-month extension to Brexit and the can being kicked even further down the road, it was intriguing to note that the result of a nationwide referendum in Switzerland had been overturned.
Madam, – Neil Barbour (April 11) opines that inequalities still exist in religious groups and their schools; with their exemptions from equality legislation being from the secularist point of view, unacceptable.
Madam, – If MSPs and MPs are meant to represent the people who voted for them, why are some of our elected representatives still arguing against assisted dying when several polls have shown that the vast majority of people are in favour?