Madam, – I find myself in partial agreement with those SNP politicians who argue that independence negotiations could be triggered without a referendum (“Referendum Plan B chilling”, Jenny Hjul, The Courier, July 10).
Madam, – What are we to make of the Citizens’ Assembly, announced by Ms Sturgeon at the same time as she announced yet another drive for a separation referendum?
Madam, – Regards the article on the lack of sales in the High Street shops (Business hit by ‘double whammy’, Courier, July 10) it surely was obvious that this was going to happen and continue to worsen.
Madam, – War may be hell but I disagree with Rev. Dr John Cameron (We need genuine patriots to show the way, Courier, July 8) that the Falklands conflict in 1982 was “wholly unnecessary”.
Madam, – I agree with Otto Inglis (Pride but not without pitfalls, Courier, July 2).
Madam, – The last British minister I recall acting with indisputable honour and integrity was Lord Carrington, who resigned as Foreign Secretary to save his prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, at the start of the wholly unnecessary Falklands War.
Madam, – While agreeing with the cogent points made in the letter to The Courier by Stuart McIntosh (“Devolution works but it is no panacea,” July 2) on some of the obvious failings of devolved government, as shown by the two campaigns now running to regenerate Levenmouth, the failings of large private companies is also a significant factor, as well as unresponsive government.
Madam, – Although an indefatigable pessimist about the economic outcome for the UK and, especially, Scotland after Brexit, Rev. Dr John Cameron would surely not claim the gift of prophesy (Neat trick to pull off EU U-turn, Courier, July 1).
Madam, – Cliff Richard is right to seek anonymity for those accused of sex crimes since naming the accused before they are formally charged breaches the rules of natural justice and, in the febrile atmosphere of #MeToo-ism, wrecks lives.
Madam, – Steven Lyall’s letter (Boris and Nicola won’t matter in the long run, Courier, June 28) asks “Do you want to live in a country with a permanent customs barrier with its biggest trading partner?”