LABOUR and other opposition parties are no doubt gleeful at the apparent unrest within Glasgow City Council’s SNP group with the resignation of two more members.

I support the SNP but I also have issues about the way the city is being run and I am sure I am not alone.

The city is in a very sad state just now with overgrown grass and weeds filling every gutter and pavement, play areas in disgraceful states, litter everywhere, graffiti, potholes, the list just goes on. We once prided ourselves in having beautiful parks and now so many have gone to seed.

Despite these concerns being highlighted time and again by concerned citizens, the council has turned a deaf ear and has become arrogant and distant from the people who elected it to power.

If this continues, they will pay a heavy price at the ballot box. Our city deserves so much better.



RICHARD Lochhead (right), Scotland’s university minister, has said: “It is with a heavy heart we have taken the difficult decision to end free education for new EU students from the academic year 2021-22, as a consequence of Brexit.”

Students living in Scotland who were previously unable to secure a place will be delighted. No heavy heart for them.

Mr Lochhead says that the Scottish Government spends around £20 million a year to cover the fees of between 15,000 and 21,000 EU students. I do not believe this low figure is accurate. Assuming only 15,000 students, that means the subsidy paid by Scottish taxpayers is £20m divided by 15,000 which is £1333 per student compared with students from England who have to pay £9000 a year. The true cost to Scottish taxpayers for EU students is

£93 million a year.

Yet more porkies from the SNP?

Clark Cross

Via email

STANDING in the queue for the supermarket today, I got to thinking, deja vu – 75 years ago I stood, with my mother, in another queue at Lipton’s grocery store at St George’s Cross, Glasgow.

The difference is we did not wear masks but held ration books for entry. In those days we weren’t obese, didn’t have problems with drug abuse or online gambling and we certainly did not have Covid-19.

And so, I asked myself, have we really progressed since then?


East Kilbride