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).
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, – At last someone has had the honesty to call the scale of drug addiction and deaths in Britain, and Dundee in particular, an “epidemic”.
Madam, – Over the last few days Boris Johnson has been talking a lot about democracy.
Madam, – The recent statement by the United Nations that beef consumption should be reduced to prevent excess greenhouse gases, in particular methane, from entering the atmosphere is on the whole correct.
Madam, – It’s a city of contrasts, my city.
Madam, – What gives our representatives at Westminster and the first minister of Scotland the egotistical fantasy that they are not bound by the majority decision of the electorate?