Lainey deserves credit for remembering piper
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