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Friday, 12 January 2018
Dear Spurtle  Am I being unduly cynical at the support from retailers for compulsory plastic bag charging? Apart from the few companies who claim to donate this income to charity, the rest will...
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Dear Spurtle The recent leak on the new British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is utterly irrelevant to the vessel’s future. Whilst the leakage has sensationally been quoted as...
Monday, 18 December 2017
Dear Spurtle In your report on the demise of the Leith Walk armadillos and the subsequent protests by conservationists (Breaking news, 16.12.17), you raise the question of whether they might be...
Monday, 11 December 2017
Dear Spurtle I fail to understand what all the fuss is about the proposals for the reconstruction of Picardy Place.What is clearly needed is a road configuration that will allow road traffic to...
Thursday, 7 December 2017
Dear Spurtle It’s deeply disturbing that Scotrail has cancelled all services on the Far North and West Highland lines in advance of Storm Caroline. The company has been making much recently...
Wednesday, 1 November 2017
Dear Spurtle So, massive redundancies are forecast to occur in the London banking sector as a result of Brexit. Good, I say.These overpaid parasitic bankers will now be available to fill the...
Friday, 27 October 2017
Dear Spurtle  I read the recent articles on Picardy Place and have just seen the Zone Architects proposal on your website. I wanted to say I immediately LOVED the feel of the new proposal....
Monday, 23 October 2017
Dear Spurtle Oh joy! The Dome superbar/restaurant on George Street has done it again. With a mere 48 days to go until Saturnalia, six iridescent boa constrictors have the great Corinthian...
Saturday, 21 October 2017
Dear Spurtle I am appalled at the Scottish Government’s ill-considered intention to ban the reasonable chastisement of children by their parents. In my schooldays, corporal punishment was a...
Monday, 16 October 2017
Dear Spurtle I'm sure many will have welcomed the new 20mph speed limit, particularly  while attempting to cross the roads in Edinburgh.But there remains a large problem with traffic speeds...

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