TOTALLY agree with the comments made by Richard (Letters, February 12) regarding the proposed parking changes for Celtic Park and Ibrox.

Public transport needs to be improved dramatically at these venues which can have huge crowds every other week or so. I live in the north of the city and it can take me up to two hours to get home on public transport after a midweek fixture! I could travel to Edinburgh in less time.

Surely more buses on match days is not too much to ask for? Also, is it not strange that on London Road, a main thoroughfare into the city centre, there is hardly any public transport provision

at all? C’mon GCC and First Bus, get your act together.



DOES the mighty leader Susan Aitken not see the potholes everywhere from her taxi to/from the city chambers?

There are potholes around the city which have been there since last winter and are just getting worse. Repairs I’ve seen done have been done with poor-quality materials or not done properly and they have not lasted. About time our roads were properly fixed. They are an absolute mess.

Shug McKenzzie

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IT is odd to note that, according to senior Cabinet minister Michael Gove, goods coming to the UK from the EU next year will face border checks.

I describe this as odd as during the election campaign Prime Minister Johnson had promised “there won’t be checks” for goods crossing the Irish sea and claimed a leaked Treasury document about checks on the Northern Ireland border was “wrong”.

He commented that the deal allows the whole of the UK to come out of the EU including Northern Ireland and the only checks that there would be, would be if something was coming from Great Britain via Northern Ireland and was going on to the Republic. In that situation there might be checks at the border into Northern Ireland.

However, in his speech this week, Michael Gove has now confirmed that import controls on EU goods at the border will be imposed after the transition period ends on December 31 and said border checks would apply to “almost everybody”.

The UK, he noted, will be outside the single market and outside the customs union, so we will have to be ready for the customs procedures and regulatory checks that will inevitably follow.

Yet another sad example where telling the truth, even by a Prime Minister, is totally irrelevant in a world of spin and fake news.

Alex Orr

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