Stop the excess spending

Glasgow citizens are homeless, sick, starving and jobless and what does our SNP Lord Provost do: She is reportedly driven in a Rolls-Royce, I imagine, to buy new clothes and 23 pairs of shoes at the taxpayers expense. Shame on her.

If Nicola Sturgeon does not do something NOW about the extravagances made by councillors and MSPs, it will simply show that they are all travelling first class on the taxpayers “gravy train” buying iPads, iPhones etc.

If nothing is done to stem this financial hemorrhage then I hope the electorate will remember this, plus the broken and unfulfilled promises over the past five years.

FMK, East Kilbride

Workers are exploited

I think that it is a disgrace that so many people are being exploited by greedy employers.

Everyone should be entitled to a living wage at least!

Marie McGuire, via email

Tourist tax is welcome

With regards tourist tax plans, I pay tourist and resort tax for most of my holidays.

£2 per day to help pay for the water and rubbish collection that I use is fair. Tourist tax does not put off tourists.

Andrew Burns, posted online

Fee wouldn’t put you off

Most places in Europe charge a small fee per night, usually two or three euros. We still go. As long as it includes Airbnb I am in favour.

Neil Paterson, posted online

No issue with charge

I don't see a problem in hotels charging a room per night tourist tax based on the stars of a hotel.

They charge this in all European cities and resorts depending on time of season. Also the galleries should charge visitors a nominal fee but keep it free for residents who actually pay their council tax in Glasgow.

Jac Taylor, posted online