‘Freebies’ are anything but
Sir, – I note from a Courier online poll that there is a majority of contributors supporting the free supply of sanitary products in Scotland.
This would be on top of all the other ‘freebies’ introduced of late.
The reality is that none of these things are ‘free’.
Someone else has to pay for them, either though increased income tax or, if funded by local councils, increased council tax.
The prevailing attitude in Scotland these days seems to be that people are financially incapable of purchasing life’s essentials, and yet many nevertheless seem to have enough cash to spend on booze and burgers.
Is it not time for the current generation, and indeed its politicians, to get real with the priorities of life ? Derek Farmer. Knightsward Farm, Anstruther.