Madam, – Saturday’s letters (The Courier, August 31) made interesting reading, particularly in the context of some respondents’ understanding of democracy in general and its application in the so-called union of equal states – also known as the UK.
Madam, – Having attended Perth Academy (then a selective school) in the 1940s I disagree strongly with George McMillan (The Courier, Letters, August 20) that Scottish education has worsened in quality.
Madam, – I was interested in Keith Howell’s comments (“Carrying on regardless”, Letters, The Courier, August 27), referring to the Scottish Government’s new Citizens’ Assembly plans.
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).
Madam, – I regret to have to tell arch critic of the SNP Alan Bell of Kirriemuir that his simplistic analysis of Scotland’s economic problems is, to quote an oft used word by the Rev. John Cameron, risible to say the least (Misery over expenditure, Courier, August 26).