Jenny Hjul

Jenny Hjul

JENNY HJUL: Tax plea likely to fall on deaf ears

December 12 2018

Derek Mackay, the SNP’s finance minister, thinks if he keeps blaming Scotland’s problems on Brexit they will go away. As he prepares to deliver his budget in the Scottish parliament today, he will be hoping the chaos over Europe will serve as a distraction from his own predicament.

Readers' letters

READERS’ LETTERS: Little justice in our sentencing guidelines

November 28 2018

Sir, – With regard to the report in advising that new guidelines have set down the fundamental principles and purposes of sentencing for all offenders in Scottish Courts (“First sentencing guidelines in Scotland’s courts introduced”, Courier, November 26), I just wonder if the judges could perhaps have taken one more very important step by looking at the serving of sentences.