Plan to charge 50p for toi­lets is sheer lu­nacy

The Oban Times - - LETTERS -

Sir, I see that the High­land Coun­cil in its wis­dom is propos­ing to in­tro­duce a charge of 50p for the use of pub­lic toi­lets.

I think this should be at least £1, thus im­pris­on­ing many pen­sion­ers in their homes where they can be prop­erly su­per­vised by ‘granny’ state and has­ten­ing the death knell of high street shop­ping by push­ing the re­main­ing pop­u­la­tion to­wards out of town shop­ping malls where the fa­cil­i­ties will still be free.

In ad­di­tion, this will make me a mil­lion­aire from sales of my ‘ wee col­lec­tion knick­ers’ (avail­able in all tar­tans), the pro­duc­tion fa­cil­ity for which will be run on Corona­tion Street lines and situated in Achar­a­cle, thus pro­vid­ing work for all those residents cur­rently un­em­ployed and in the process con­tribut­ing sub­stan­tially to a re­duc­tion in the SNP govern­ment’s £14.9 bil­lion bud­get deficit.

In pol­i­tics, of course, this is called ‘the law of un­in­tended con­se­quences’. For the rest of us, it is just con­fir­ma­tion that the bam­pots are still in charge of the asy­lum.

An­drew Green, Dal Ghorm House, Ard­toe.

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