SNP can’t be al­lowed to run our rail­way

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NOT con­tent with fall­ing stan­dards in the NHS, Ed­u­ca­tion and Po­lice Scot­land and the un­bud­geted cost to tax­pay­ers of Prest­wick Air­port £40mil­lion, plus the ex­tra £99m needed to com­plete the CalMac fer­ries con­tract and an IT sys­tem for Dis­clo­sure Scot­land, this SNP gov­ern­ment now wants to run Scot­land’s rail­ways.

Add on the emerg­ing and costly multi-mil­lion prob­lems at the Queen El­iz­a­beth Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal and the Sick Kids fa­cil­ity in Ed­in­burgh, it is ob­vi­ous the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment can­not be trusted with a model rail­way far less the real thing.

Clark Cross

Via email

HOW dare one of your cor­re­spon­dents re­fer to the film

Brave­heart as ‘ex­tremely anti-English’.

How was any film about the Scot­tish Wars of In­de­pen­dence to be made with­out show­ing the cru­elty of the English armies to the Scots?

Does your cor­re­spon­dent not know about the slaugh­ter of the cit­i­zens of the Scot­tish town of Ber­wick upon Tweed by The English king Ed­ward’s army

Maybe the writer thinks Scot­land’s his­tory didn’t be­gin. un­til 1707.

David Suther­land

Via email

WITH re­gards to your cor­re­spon­dent’s let­ter in Fri­day’s Glas­gow Times on an at­tempt for a se­cond ref­er­en­dum.

I some­times won­der if Ni­cola Stur­geon is just wait­ing for Boris John­son to give her full con­trol of Scot­land (God help us) IF she agrees to stay in the UK.

I would sug­gest that a bet­ter of­fer, for all us, would be to grant her a ref­er­en­dum with the caveat that if the peo­ple vote to stay in the UK, then she does the “hon­ourable” thing and re­signs to let the gov­ern­ment get on with do­ing what she should have been do­ing for the past five years – giv­ing us a bet­ter stan­dard of liv­ing! FMK

East Kil­bride

CAN I say with re­gards M A, from Glas­gow’s let­ter re­gard­ing drains not be­ing cleaned, I worked for a west of Scot­land coun­cil some years ago (I was tasked with, along­side other du­ties, as a car park at­ten­dant at the said coun­cil).

It was around au­tumn when the leaves were be­gin­ning to drop from the trees, I was at­tend­ing the car park (staff car park) when out came a mem­ber of staff (a se­nior mem­ber) from the en­vi­ron­men­tal depart­ment.

He said hello, then he asked me if I thought it would rain. I said, ‘not too sure, but who knows’.

He then said, I hope it does’. I asked why and he said ‘be­cause that will wash all the leaves that fall of the trees down the drains and it will then be a roads de­part­ments prob­lem.

So M A, what chance do we have when a pub­lic ser­vice will not work to­gether?

Jim Tees Via email

IT’S great that this guy has taken the steps to do this (Cloth­ing left on Glas­gow bridge to help those who need it the most in the city, ET on­line).

Lon­don’s done it, Belfast has done it, and I am pretty sure other cities in the UK has done it.

We shouldn’t be hav­ing to do this in the first place but God bless the man who has taken the steps to do it.

John Jame­son Posted on­line

GET CCTV in there ASAP, these mo­rons can’t be al­lowed to con­tinue their de­spi­ca­ble ram­page (Nurs­ery ap­peals to com­mu­nity af­ter re­peated acts of van­dal­ism against their premise, Mon­day).

When ap­pre­hended lock them up – no pal­try fines or com­mu­nity ser­vice sen­tences should be handed out.

Don­ald Web­ster Posted on­line

Con­cerns have been raised by our reader over the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment bid­ding to run the rail­way

Pic­ture: Gor­don Ter­ris

Re­cov­er­ing a lorry load of brus­sel sprouts in the Fife vil­lage of Rosyth

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