Question of the Week

Question of the Week

Columnists

Columnists

Letters

Letters

  • Sir - Nicola Sturgeon's claims on independence, EU membership and farm payments do not add up.

  • SIR, - I was interested to note that at the big debate in Stirling, the SNP admitted that if Scotland votes for Independence we would probably not get straight into the EU.

  • SIR, - Well, well, so the European agricultural commissioner, Dacian Ciolos, is not playing ball!

  • SIR, - Having grown up in Eskdalemuir in the early 1960s it was with interest that I read your article 'Trees beat sheep', on page 5, April 5 issue.

  • SIR, - There has been a lot of interest in the report Confor commissioned into forestry in Eskdalemuir and the report focuses on economic and employment impacts.

Euro Notebook

Euro Notebook

  • IF CHINA ever turned off its economic tap, the rest of the world would be plunged back into recession.

  • ONE OF the final obstacles on the road to CAP reform fell away this week when the European parliament's agriculture committee agreed a series of amendments to the implementing rules.

  • WHEN A politician or bureaucrat uses percentages, a red warning light should flash above their head.

  • DEMOCRACY MIGHT have many flaws - but as yet no better system has been invented to give people some control over decisions that affect their lives.

  • GRAIN MARKETS have steadied after the spike in futures markets because of the crisis in Ukraine.

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