Doom-monger Darling

David Stirling's column (December 10), said that the Tories want to replace Alistair Darling as the leader of the "Bitter Together" campaign because of his "comatose" style.

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Surely that's not fair. The leaders of the No campaign are meant to have long, sad faces and wander about gnashing their teeth, wringing their hands and moaning "Woe! Woe!" at any possibility of independence.

The real problem is that if too many Scots actually listen to Mr Darling, we could all be left wandering about with no hopes after the referendum.

He has no ambitions and no future.

Felix McCabe via e-mail

Card complaint

IT'S good that people are being offered an incentive to use the new Subway smartcards. But bad that the so-called smartcard can only be used on the Subway and not on buses, rail etc.

Why couldn't the transport operators have come up with an "Oyster" card-type scheme?

It's a missed opportunity.

David Howard Glasgow

The fly guys

RE fly-tipping.

It's people who make slums. Walk along Albert Drive or Maxwell Road and you'll see couches/fridges/chests of drawers/old mattresses, the lot. It's disgusting.

I'd hate to see what these people's houses are like.

William McGavin Posted online

Arrol stamp

I WAS delighted to read (December 12) that a plaque has been put up to honour Sir William Arrol.

My dad worked at Arrol's in Dalmarnock for nearly 30 years, with a five-year break for war service.

In those days, when Glasgow used to actually build things, the factory sent precision engineered structures all over the world.

I remember walking over a bridge somewhere in Spain while on holiday many years ago and being amazed to see the 'Arrol, Dalmarnock' stamp on the ironwork.

Even though the firm has long gone, the bridges still stand.

Ralph Maitland Via e-mail

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