Thursday, July 21, 2016

21st of July 2016 - Because It's Worth It!

7 Spey Terrace
Edinburgh
EH7 4PX
Telephone: 0131-550 0895
E-mail: JohnEDouglas@gmail.com
Blog: http://johneoindouglas.blogspot.com/ 
 
21st of July 2016
 
Dear Sir/Madam,
 
BECAUSE IT'S WORTH IT!
 
I am simply not prepared to brook criticism of the cost of the Edinburgh Tram Enquiry now reputed to be hitting £3.7M. As any lawyer involved with the enquiry will confirm: it is worth every penny!
 
John Eoin Douglas

Monday, July 18, 2016

18th of July 2016 - Gatekeeper

7 Spey Terrace
Edinburgh
EH7 4PX
Telephone: 0131-550 0895
E-mail: JohnEDouglas@gmail.com
Blog: http://johneoindouglas.blogspot.com/ 
 
18th of July 2016

Dear Sir/Madam,
 
GATEKEEPER
 
I see that Edinburgh Council has recently erected some expensive looking stone gateposts at the entranceways to London Road Gardens.
 
I do hope that this is but the first stage of re-erecting the long lamented railings and closing the area off at night to dogwalkers, drunks in search of a toilet and undesirables seeking a romantic tryst.

John Eoin Douglas

Monday, June 6, 2016

6th of June 2016 - Spoilt Tactic

7 Spey Terrace
Edinburgh
EH7 4PX
Telephone: 0131-550 0895
E-mail: JohnEDouglas@gmail.com
Blog: http://johneoindouglas.blogspot.com/ 
 
6th of June 2016
 
Dear Sir/Madam,

SPOILT TACTIC
 
As the European Referendum fast approaches, I can garner little enthusiasm to vote either way.
 
The IN campaign offers little more than patronising scare tactics whilst the OUT campaign disappointingly fails to promise a return to pound, inch and gallon Imperial measures or pound, shilling and penny £SD currency.
 
I feel that my ballot paper may well end up being spoiled.
 
John Eoin Douglas

Virus-free. www.avast.com

Sunday, May 15, 2016

15th of May 2016 - Timeous Trains

7 Spey Terrace
Edinburgh
EH7 4PX
Telephone: 0131-550 0895
E-mail: JohnEDouglas@gmail.com
Blog: http://johneoindouglas.blogspot.com/ 
 
15th of May 2016

Dear Sir/Madam,
 
TIMEOUS TRAINS
 
Boris Johnson claims a reason to Brexit is because European unification was promoted by a fascist dictator. However, a policy is not necessarily bad just because it has such support.
 
Mussolini is reputed to have made the Italian trains run on time. Not even Boris could criticise this aspiration for our modern UK railway system!
 
John Eoin Douglas

Sunday, April 10, 2016

10th of April 2016 - Taxing Matter

7 Spey Terrace
Edinburgh
EH7 4PX
Telephone: 0131-550 0895
E-mail: JohnEDouglas@gmail.com
Blog: http://johneoindouglas.blogspot.com/ 
 
10th of April 2016

Dear Sir/Madam,
 
TAXING MATTER
 
As Jeremy Corbyn has yet to make public his tax returns, it seems somewhat hypocritical for him to demand further details of the Prime Minister's financial affairs when Mr Cameron has already published his!
 
John Eoin Douglas
 

Friday, March 25, 2016

25th of March 2016 - Hot Water

7 Spey Terrace
Edinburgh
EH7 4PX
Telephone: 0131-550 0895
E-mail: JohnEDouglas@gmail.com
Blog: http://johneoindouglas.blogspot.com/ 
 
25th of March 2016

Dear Sir/Madam,
 
HOT WATER
 
Following the recent closure of Scotland's last coal fired power station at Longannet, I wonder if any of your readers have, like me, noticed that their kettle seems to boil less rapidly?

John Eoin Douglas

Thursday, February 25, 2016

25th February 2016 - Boris On Track

7 Spey Terrace
Edinburgh
EH7 4PX
Telephone: 0131-550 0895
E-mail: JohnEDouglas@gmail.com
Blog: http://johneoindouglas.blogspot.com/ 
 
25th of February 2016

Dear Sir/Madam
 
BORIS ON TRACK
 
I've noted some rather sour reactions from republicans to London Mayor Boris Johnston's renaming of Crossrail to the Elizabeth Line in honour of our Queen.
 
Perhaps they should be campaigning to have it named the Boris Line? He is after all an elected representative.
 
John Eoin Douglas