You’re part of Labour’s prob­lem, Frank...

Evening Times - - POINTS OF VIEW -

ALL the things you say is wrong with the Labour party... take a bow, Frank McAveety, (Evening Times, De­cem­ber 20) be­cause you played your part in that.

It doesn’t seem so long ago you were hid­ing in your Cham­bers of­fice re­fus­ing to deal with strik­ing fe­male em­ploy­ees who had been un­der­paid for years un­der a labour ad­min­is­tra­tion an ad­min­is­tra­tion you were leader of for some time. I would imag­ine you will be out on your ear at the next lo­cal elec­tions as peo­ple have long mem­o­ries. So save your breath, your gravy train is com­ing to an end. Time for a real job.

Ryan Bow­man Posted on­line

I WON­DER if other ar­eas of Glas­gow have a sim­i­lar prob­lem to one we have here in the Bar­mul­loch/Balornock area. Due the re­cent heavy rain, there are mas­sive pud­dles as drainage has not been cleaned out for years. The cold weather has meant this wa­ter freez­ing over. I watched as many el­derly res­i­dents at a shel­tered hous­ing com­plex were im­pris­oned as they tried to ne­go­ti­ate their way around these skat­ing rinks – and the win­ter has hardly started.

This is the di­rect re­sult of lit­tle or no pre­ven­ta­tive main­te­nance pro­grammes for years, weeds grow­ing in gut­ters and not be­ing re­moved. The qual­ity of life for Glas­gow’s res­i­dents is wors­en­ing by the year. As usual though, noth­ing will be done about it.

M A Glas­gow

IT just goes to show how de­luded and brain­washed some peo­ple can get. The Tories won seats in a lot of min­ing villages, the peo­ple there said “It’s be­cause we didn’t trust Jeremy Cor­byn”, yet they put their trust in the very party that closed down all the mines.

I don’t see a very bright fu­ture for the coun­try with this main­frame think­ing from the elec­torate. Bri­tain is bro­ken, and it will take a very spe­cial magic wand to fix it I’m afraid. PS Boris doesn’t have the said wand.

Richard Low Twechar

CHRISTO­PHER Harkins sounds like a sleaze­bll, the sort of man who is ev­ery woman’s night­mare (Tin­der swindler duped se­cond vic­tim, De­cem­ber 20). If only his vic­tims didn’t make it so easy for him, though. No mat­ter how charm­ing some­one might seem, it’s a big risk to had over large sums of cash when you’ve only just met them. Sad to say, with creeps like Harkins in the world, it pays to be just a lit­tle wary.

J G Glas­gow

PO­LICE Scot­land in chaos – blame the chief of po­lice.

Kids dy­ing in new flag­ship hos­pi­tals – blame the health board.

Na­tion­alised ship yard needs an­ther £100mil­lion of pub­lic money to sur­vive, guy run­ning it blames the SNP – SNP blame the same guy... the most suc­cess­ful Scot­tish busi­ness­man ever.

Any­thing else that has gone wrong since the SNP came to power – blame West­min­ster and/ or the BBC.

A clear theme, un­less you’re a Nat and you’ve just caught another bout of Nat blind­ness.

John­stone Smyth posted on­line

I NOTE that when Shirley-Anne Somerville gets her point across that the wel­fare sys­tem is bro­ken and con­demns the UK gov­ern­ment for fail­ing to fix it (Glas­gow Times read­ers help 5000 peo­ple with ‘Bank On Us’ food­bank cam­paign, De­cem­ber 20) she for­gets to say that the SNP were given de­volved power to take over the wel­fare sys­tem and that the SNP in fact de­layed it. So it would be good to know when the SNP are go­ing to get the fin­ger out and in­tro­duce the pow­ers they were given at the ref­er­en­dum for in­de­pen­dence in­stead of fight­ing for a se­cond ref­er­en­dum. It’s laugh­able.

Mar­garet His­lop Posted on­line

Labour’s Frank McAveety, left, nd be­low, the Fer­gu­son Marine yard

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Win­ter widlife by Mark Maloy

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