‘Free­bies’ are any­thing but

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - COMMENT -

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.

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