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, – The publication of the latest GERS (Government Expenditure and Revenue for Scotland) figures has triggered a now traditional feeding frenzy (Claim £12.6bn deficit is no barrier to independence, Courier, August 22).
Madam, – Today I watched from my window as car after car came down the narrow St Gregory’s Lane to park on the cliffs at Kirkhill in St Andrews.
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, – I have never believed Boris Johnson is racist or rabidly right wing but a lot of the gossip, gaffes and japes stuck.
Madam, – Prime Minister Boris Johnson scuttling out of Bute House to avoid protesters, like the Cowardly Lion from Wizard of Oz, was an embarrassing sight.
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, – What exactly does science mean by life?
Madam, – Fife Council is giving in to the lead developer, Persimmon Homes, on the question of Cupar North.
Sir, – Dundee City Council leader John Alexander (The Courier, October 21) is supportive of the decriminalisation of drugs as he thinks it will reduce the city’s drugs death rate.