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Malcolm Bruce: Cutting aid to pay for defence is unconscionable


Having fought two general elections in quick succession on a pledge to maintain the commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of gross national income (GNI) on official development assistance, it is unconscionable, but sadly not surprising, that the government is considering cutting the commitment by 0.2 per cent back to 0.5 per cent.

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Readers' Letters

Readers’ Letters: Concerns over green crusade


While undoubtedly well-intentioned, I have reservations about Boris Johnson’s green crusade, specifically the decision to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030 (a policy not included in the Tory manifesto at the last election).

I was on the phone to the Helpline from my scratcher in a desperate bid to finally get a flu jab.
Moreen Simpson

Moreen Simpson: Why trying to get the jab just gave me the needle


Three momentous events in one week. Nice-but-nobody-special Joe Biden scrapes through to the US presidency. A lovely couple, who sound like the legendary scientific geniuses Louie and Marie Pasteur, crack the Covid vaccine. And … Mo finally gets her flu jab. Fit next? Trumpie conceding he wisnae swicked?

Alister Jack
Readers' Letters

Readers’ Letters: Referendum is people’s call


I am yet again struck, but hardly surprised, by the arrogant and misguided authority with which the Secretary of State of Scotland Alister Jack parrots the UK Government line that there should not be another independence referendum in Scotland “for a generation”.