Who will live in the new houses?
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