Merchant Navy Day flag flying thanks
Sir, Thank you to whoever was responsible for flying the Red Ensign on the council offices on September 3, Merchant Navy Day.
It’s good some people still remember the lives lost.
David Pearson, Clachan Seil.
Government shirking responsibilties
Sir, When I served in Iraq and Afghanistan more than 10 years ago, it was clear then a humanitarian crisis was looming.
Refugees of conflicts that the UK has been at the heart of have been shunned and shamed as greedy migrants rather than victims of war and terror. At the heart of this shaming are all those who refuse to acknowledge the horror of a parent having to decide between the perils of a boat journey that could mean their child’s death and staying to face the continued terror on land.
So what is the UK government policy for dealing with refugees? Italy, Greece - a country innocent in any involvement in these illegal wars - and many others are taking our responsibility on their shoulders.
To shirk their responsibilities and even worse, to attempt through disgraceful propaganda to suggest ulterior motives for human beings in dire straits simply trying to stay alive.
Hugh Moodie, Rothesay.