Madam, – Nicola Sturgeon’s self confessed, unconditional love affair with the EU and Brussels bureaucracy must have taken a bit of a battering when she learned that the US was intending to impose a 25% tariff on imports of whisky, cashmere sweaters, dairy products, aircraft and aircraft parts in retaliation over EU subsidies given to the aviation giant Airbus (First minister condemns US plans to set 25% tariffs on Scotch whisky, Courier, October 4).
Madam, – The smacking ban is the tip of the iceberg.
Madam, – The failure to distinguish between a child and an adult is the worst form of child abuse.
Madam, – I voted Remain, accepted the result, buried my concerns about Boris for a few weeks and still hope he’ll sort things out.
Madam, – Why is there so much argument over who is to blame for the Brexit fiasco?
Madam, – Jenny Hjul is right to say the education secretary has been failing Scotland’s schools (Courier, September 18), but do we really appreciate the full extent of that failure?
Madam, – As the Brexit drama continues to play out at Westminster, it seems our SNP Government is determined to not be outdone and is working away to devise its very own constitutional crisis.
Madam, – With the impetus for independence only to become more deafening if a no deal Brexit comes to pass, it has become clear the tactics of the unionist parties to thwart a second independence referendum are already being pursued.
Madam, – Lord Justice Denning once said most presciently “The House of Commons starts its proceedings with a prayer. The chaplain looks at the assembled members and then prays for the country”.
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!