Madam, – Amidst the hysterical claims on the probability of human induced catastrophic global warming promoted by celebrity adolescents, first-class jet-set ‘concerned’ actresses and virtue-signalling politicians, it may be surprising to learn that this year’s May bank holiday was the coldest on record.
Sir, – News of the Scottish Government’s rail development fund awards announced in St Andrews on Thursday strikes me as a classic case of the authorities pretending to do something with little intention of following through.
Madam, – It was encouraging to read recently that Dundee’s economic development convener is exploring Park & Choose options on the Fife side of the Tay Road Bridge.
Madam, – “From each according to means, to each according to needs.”
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, – While the decision to proceed with the UK Type 31 Frigate programme is to be welcomed, the way in which the Ministry of Defence is understating the cost of the selected Type 31 Frigate design needs to be challenged.
Madam, – Over the last few days Boris Johnson has been talking a lot about democracy.
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, – With a further six-month extension to Brexit and the can being kicked even further down the road, it was intriguing to note that the result of a nationwide referendum in Switzerland had been overturned.
Madam, – Twenty years since the reinstatement of the Scottish Parliament, the record of devolution to date is mixed.