Tak­ing is­sue with re­marks over eti­quette

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I feel I must take is­sue with Chris James’ (The Oban Times, Septem­ber 6) re­marks that the cam­paign man­ager for the Lib­eral Democrats had ev­ery right to be an­gry and abu­sive due to Ian Black­ford’s al­leged breach of eti­quette.

As far as I am aware eti­quette is the cus­tom­ary code of po­lite be­hav­iour in so­ci­ety or among mem­bers of a par­tic­u­lar pro­fes­sion or group.

To sug­gest the cam­paign man­ager’s al­leged an­gry and ag­gres­sive man­ner be con­doned or ex­cused is, I would con­tend, to­tally against good man­ners and eti­quette.

Surely any nor­mal per­son would have civilly greeted Mr Black­ford and pointed out that it was cus­tom­ary to fol­low the eti­quette, ex­plain­ing what that was, nev­er­the­less thank­ing him for his good wishes and passed them on to Mr Kennedy.

There­fore I am afraid Chris James has been hoisted by his own petard on this one. James Waugh,

18 West Laroch, Bal­lachul­ish

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