Who will live in the new houses?

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - Comment -

Sir, - Has no­body thought through the con­se­quences of build­ing sev­eral thou­sand new houses around Perth?

Perth is a me­dieval city with a street lay­out of the pe­riod, which can only just cope with present vol­umes of traf­fic.

In­deed, at busy times there are bot­tle­necks at Dunkeld Road, Atholl Street and Brid­gend and the Dundee and Coupar An­gus roads, with air pol­lu­tion well above ac­cept­able lev­els.

Park­ing is not plen­ti­ful ei­ther.

Can our pow­ers that be not un­der­stand that build­ing all these houses – even with ad­di­tional schools, doc­tors’ surg­eries and hos­pi­tals – will turn cen­tral Perth into a no-go bot­tle­neck?

Shop­ping and so­cial and cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties will suf­fer greatly.

Apart from this, where are the jobs, or are they all to be re­tire­ment homes?

Surely the an­swer is to build a new town like Cum­ber­nauld or Wel­wyn Gar­den City else­where with its own in­fra­struc­ture in­stead of sound­ing the death knell of the Fair City.

W Gra­ham Wat­son. 20 Spoutwells Drive, Scone.

sus­pended by her party for us­ing an ar­chaic and dis­grace­ful ex­pres­sion while par­lia­men­tar­i­ans who are eco­nom­i­cally il­lit­er­ate or a threat to the na­tion’s se­cu­rity pros­per.

Take the claim beloved of all left-wing politi­cians that the coun­try is suf­fer­ing from aus­ter­ity.

Given that the na­tional debt is more than £1.7 tril­lion, and is grow­ing each year by more than £50 bil­lion, the claim is sim­ply false.

Worse still, any govern­ment tak­ing this

false claim as a start­ing point would quickly lead us to na­tional in­sol­vency and be­ing forced to seek as­sis­tance from the IMF, as we did in 1976.

No­body who is both hon­est and eco­nom­i­cally lit­er­ate could make such a claim, and yet there no sanc­tion for the end­less rep­e­ti­tion of what is in essence a dan­ger­ous lie.

Or con­sider the long, dis­rep­utable and well­doc­u­mented as­so­ci­a­tion be­tween sev­eral lead­ing politi­cians and both vi­o­lent Ir­ish repub­li­cans and anti-semitic ter­ror­ist or­gan­i­sa­tions such as Ha­mas and Hezbol­lah.

No­body cam­paigns for these scoundrels to be shunned or ex­pelled from their party.

In this deca­dent age we seem to ex­pect lit­tle of our politi­cians other than the abil­ity to mouth plat­i­tudes and avoid caus­ing of­fence to lib­eral opin­ion.

This can only end in tears.

Otto Inglis. 6 In­veral­mond Grove, Ed­in­burgh.

“To sug­gest that a hand­ful of politi­cians should de­lib­er­ately seek to over­turn the re­sult of the largest demo­cratic vote ever held in the UK is de­press­ing

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