THE suggested new flag options for a post-Scottish independence "rest of the United Kingdom" (rUK) exposes how ridiculous the whole rUK invention is ("Potential Yes vote flags unveiled", The Herald, December 5).
I MUST declare an interest in that I regularly use Prestwick Airport.
THE Autumn Statement can best be characterised as another Robin Hood-in-reverse budget ("Osborne:
YOUR report on Baroness Rawlings being castigated for extolling the value of electric blankets ("Tory peer:
Words come easy and cost nothing.
Christopher Gilfedder writes (Letters, December 7) that the Holyrood political parties should have included same-sex marriage in their manifestos for the 2011 election, and then initiated an open and unbiased debate.
IAIN AD Mann (Letters, December 4) is unquestionably correct in his observations regarding the Anniesland Cross lights phasing, and Alastair Douglas (Letters, December 5) may well be accurately forecasting the introduction of a revenue-generating yellow box scheme as a result.
I am glad the First Minister asked the Prime Minister to spell out exactly what would happen to Scotland's budget if we do not vote Yes next year in the independence referendum (The £4bn question, News, December 1).
I agree with Iain Macwhirter that it isn't "remotely credible" that an independent Scotland would be excluded from the European Union (The scare stories are bogus … but should have been challenged, Comment, December 1).
Your article on the closeness of the Scottish Government to the salmon farming industry again raises the question of whether the Scottish Government should appoint a full-time minster for the environment (The yes ministers:
Your White Paper coverage listed opinions from members of the public, encompassing a wide range of ages and views - which is laudable (Battle of the White Paper, News, December 1).
YOU will no doubt publish many well deserved tributes to Nelson Mandela, above all to his courage, fortitude and moral clarity.
TWO correspondents (Letters, December 6) not only want to deny opinion polls but demand a referendum on same-sex marriage.
Doug Maughan (Letters, December 6) makes the most convoluted justification for Trident I have heard.
WHY am I not surprised that Alex Salmond has chummily chosen some artwork by Peter Howson to promote his Christmas card ("Salmond opts for challenging image of fourth wise man for Christmas cards", The Herald, December 5)?
FOR all the current hand-wringing and angst about energy prices, the elephant in the room is the Coalition Government's and Ofgem's recent statutory imposition of inequitable standing charges in every domestic energy bill.