Lainey de­serves credit for re­mem­ber­ing piper

Rutherglen Reformer - - Reformer View -

For years Lainey McDougall cam­paigned to get names in­clud­ing Piper James Cle­land Richard­son (Jimmy) added on to our war me­mo­rial.

For years she tried the coun­cil, com­mu­nity coun­cil, MPs, MSPs, coun­cil­lors, Le­gion and stand­ing in the street with a pe­ti­tion, end­ing up with over 1000 sig­na­tures and still noth­ing un­til 2014, when she got a call from some­one from the com­mu­nity coun­cil ask­ing “Who’s Jimmy Richard­son?”.

Al­though she gave ev­ery­one all his de­tails and de­tails of oth­ers, she wasn’t told of any re­mem­brance, which ob­vi­ously she would have at­tended.

Yet again she does the work and oth­ers take the credit.

I’d just like to say thanks, Lainey, for all your hard work. Shar­ron Boyd via Face­book was her­alded that the UK was look­ing at po­ten­tially con­tin­u­ing to pay bil­lions of pounds into the EU bud­get after Brexit to main­tain cher­ished ac­cess to the sin­gle mar­ket for the City of Lon­don and other key sec­tors.

The Prime Min­is­ter also as­sured Ja­panese car­maker Nis­san that trad­ing con­di­tions for its Sunderland car plant would not change after Brexit, sug­gest­ing that the govern­ment could pick favoured sec­tors to shield from the im­pact of leav­ing the EU.

It is in­deed in­ter­est­ing to note the UK Govern­ment is happy to do deals for spe­cific sec­tors and parts of the UK but seems more than a lit­tle averse to recog­nis­ing that Scot­land voted over­whelm­ingly to re­main in the EU. Alex Orr via email

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