I DO not have the words to describe my feelings of disgust and anger to this Conservative Government. In the last couple of days we have had to watch first David Davis and then, repeat offender Boris Johnson being dangerously mischievous towards Saint Theresa, Brexit and the whole of the country. Their actions and threats have shown them to be self-serving, inadequate and dangerous individuals who’s modus operandi is to play to May’s fears of being ousted from power. They know which buttons to push to get May to react, they know she will not sack them and therefore they are now openly informing anyone who is interested, that they are running the show.

What they have forgotten is that as Brexit falls into complete disarray and the false promises are revealed, they are the ones who will be left holding the baby and at that point maybe, just maybe, the country will snap out of it’s current Brexit malaise and wake up to the horrors that are a short distance down the track from us. Davis, who has already been exposed as a lazy, ill prepared and bombastic blowhard, continues to use language aimed at his fan base and he is fooling no one but them, and very soon when he actually has to sit down and do some serious negotiating, he will be ruthlessly exposed by Barnier.

He more than others has been consistent in misleading the country regarding the outcomes of the negotiations, promising outcomes that are clearly never going to happen, and his cavalier attitude is wearing mighty thin among the EU team who have already concluded they are trying to negotiate with fools.

Then we have the unseemly spectacle of Johnson showing off at some Tory toff do. He just cannot help himself when it comes to being bombastic, but this latest outburst shows us all exactly what a dangerous and self-serving fool he is. However, what was very revealing was his admissions that “there may be bumps in the road” and there could be a “meltdown” but that we were not panic.

The section where he pontificated about the Northern Irish problem was, to any sane individual, the most chilling of all. He seems to dismiss the Irish issue as being blown out of all proportion. His comments of his blossoming love affair with Trump had me retching, how anyone in their right mind see Trump as the man who would negotiate well in the negotiations is breathtaking.

It is this callous disregard for a situation that could explode in the shape of a return of the Troubles that is most troubling to me and I fear the worst when idiots like Johnson do not have the insight to realise this.

If Theresa may really wants to serve the country and not just her shallow political ambitions, if she really wants to deliver a settlement that is good for all, then she should show some backbone, some mettle and sack these fools from positions they have no right occupying.

She should call their bluff and threaten them with a second EU vote, because one thing’s for sure, if she continues the way she’s going, the whole shaky edifice that is Brexit is going to crash to the ground, and all the warnings of the chaos, disruption and hardship will come to pass.

It seems that the main protagonists of the Brexit fiasco have now fully realised that it is not going to work out well for either their own naked political ambitions, and more so to the country as a whole, and the more this progresses, one is left to ponder on who is actually going to gain anything from the whole debacle?

Ade Hegney

IT was initially heartening to see calls for a national infrastructure board, which would apparently do everything in the correct way, and naturally be super-efficient, and super cost effective.

However, if we seek to overproduce excellence within such a board, to be available as a resource to all business for Scotland whether private, public or hybrid social enterprise, and for overseas aid investment, there is a direct cost.

If we seek universities and colleges, and a national infrastructure board(s), to be complementary centres of lifelong learning, over-generating excellence across Scotland, at all levels, there is also a direct cost.

If we seek flexible excellence, across all age groups, across all geographic areas, and across all levels of Society within Scotland, there is yet another direct cost.

But adding such peripheral interdependent excellence to local, regional, national public bodies, and private enterprise, reduces so many indirect costs, is counter intuitively efficient, and provides benefits and reduced indirect costs for Scotland plc, and its people.

So, should Scotland aspire to be the lifelong learning centre of Europe? Why not? Will we require a balance sheet approach fit for the 21st century, as a first step?

Or should we follow tried, tested, and failed austerity policies, that are based upon minimum direct cost, silo working, a bottom line balance sheet approach, and disassembling society whenever possible?

Stephen Tingle
Greater Glasgow