Mil­ton view Win­nie showed Labour up

Hamilton Advertiser - - HAMILTON VIEW -

Dear Ed­i­tor In 1964, the in­com­ing Labour govern­ment re­neged on a pledge to re­move Po­laris from the Clyde.

Three years later, Labour lost the Hamil­ton by-elec­tion to the SNP’S Win­nie Ew­ing.

The rest, as they say, is his­tory.

An­drew Kerr Wey­bourne Road Farn­ham Sur­rey Dear Ed­i­tor The workrate of ev­ery Ac­cies player in the Aberdeen match on Satur­day was ex­tremely pleas­ing.

Ac­cies’ suc­cess is catch­ing –team spirit, 90 min­utes of com­mit­ment, the sup­port­ers are with them. Scarves of red and white, sold out. Good on you Ac­cies!

Wal­ter Cochrane Hamil­ton Dear Ed­i­tor, In re­sponse to Peter Swain’s email (Brexit power trip, Oc­to­ber 26). Re­ally should it not be a Euro­pean Union power grab?

Thank good­ness the ma­jor­ity of peo­ple voted to leave the Euro­pean Union.

It’s called democ­racy, Peter. Get over it – 52 per cent over 48 per cent, just as the ma­jor­ity voted to stay part of the United King­dom.

If you re­ally be­lieve Scot­land should be in­de­pen­dent as I do, then ask your­self why we should opt out of a Union of four to join a union of 28 with less power and less con­trol than we have at the mo­ment!

It does not make sense and with re­gards to a power trip it seems some politi­cians would rather be run by Brussels than Ed­in­burgh or West­min­ster. Some in­de­pen­dence that is.

When the Maas­tricht and Lis­bon treaties were signed, were the pub­lic asked?

Yet when we are asked whether we want to re­main part of a United States of Europe, they and 48 per cent of the pub­lic can­not ac­cept a demo­cratic vote.

It’s a dis­grace and ev­ery politi­cian who voted against the Re­peal bill should be booted out of of­fice.

John Reilly, via email

Our read­ers ex­pressed their anger on­line af­ter story about van­dals tar­geted Both­well Road Park. This park is great. Why can’t peo­ple leave things the way they are?

Karen Mcgowan

Sick­en­ing. Won­der if they’ll think it’s so smart when they have kids of their own?

Co­lette Mcgowan

Ab­so­lutely dis­gust­ing! My kids’ favourite park too.

Elaine Burke

This is a great park and al­ways busy! Such a shame that some peo­ple have to ruin it for ev­ery­one else

Kim­ber­ley Bell

Dis­gust­ing. My kids love that park and we were there when it opened.

Lisa Forbes

I was won­der­ing how long it would be be­fore this would hap­pen. It is such a shame it’s a bril­liant park.

Lisa Brady

We love that park, what a shame.

Mar­garet Mccart­ney

It’s a great park. My grand­son loves it. Why do peo­ple need to ruin things

Tilda Jack

Bro­ken glass bot­tles around swings too last week.

Carol Smeaton

That is such a shame. It’s the best wee park!

Kelly Mar­tin


Land­mark vic­tory Win­nie Ew­ing was elected to Par­lia­ment 50 years ago af­ter win­ning the Hamil­ton by-elec­tion

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