A&E figures - your views online

Deputy First Minister John Swinney has been warned the NHS is “collapsing” and “lives are on the line” as he was forced to defend dire accident and emergency figures

Wilson Patrick

Why not utilise the £20m stashed away for an independence referendum, that would help to a certain extent?

Tom Johnson

You'd think that Douglas Ross's party has got the solution to all this and is successfully combating these issues south of the Border. It's blatant hypocrisy, hugely divisive and insulting to every Scot in the NHS that is holding it together.

Hugh Jenny McDonagh

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Yes, all services need money spending on them. Nicola Sturgeon needs to stop whistling money away. Stop sending billions of tax payers’ money out of the country.

Shelagh Cooper

This government don't care, they want to go down the private Medical Insurance road, in other words they’re noT gonna be funding it.

Angie Bradie

That's what happens when you keep taking money out of their budget. Everything has to run on a shoestring. Scotland has ignored our NHS for too long, cut beds, cut nurses and brought in too many high-paid administrators. Bring back Matrons.

Lloyd Wilson

So what is the answer? Cut back in hours and more time off? That wouldn't suit as the NHS staff want a wage increase and have been offered a good one, so a cut back on hours would mean less wages.

Doddie Weir tribute

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Scotland to wear Doddie Weir tartan against New Zealand at Murrayfield Stadium in autumn rugby internationals

Marion Read

Heart breaking to see him so frail. Keep fighting Doddie. Sending positive thoughts and love to you and your family.

May McNeill

Breaks my heart to see such a handsome and courageous young man suffer this dreadful disease. Bless you Doddie, sending heart felt hugs and prayers to you and your family. If anyone can beat this Doddie, it's you, a true hero and gentleman.

Kay Gordon

So sad seeing him now and remembering how he was when he was playing. Doddie’s courage in facing this horrendous disease has been admirable and an inspiration to many.

Molly Figg

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Keep fighting Doddie, you are an inspiration to so many people who are also fighting this horrible disease. You have the heart of a lion may, god bless you and keep you safe.

John Urquhart

That man has the heart of Bruce!

UK recession

Economy shrinks in 'wake-up call' for Rishi Sunak as experts claim longest recession in a century has started

Charles Price

One of the biggest reason the economy is in the state it is, is because of Brexit. Shortages of labour in nearly every sector and everything else.

Jay Conroy

Successive Westminster goverments focused on short term wins and no real long term strategy. The continuation of real term pay cuts to public services and the lack of push for the private sector to pay correct taxes and to pay workers fairly. This is the mess we are in and I really hope this government finally puts the country back on track, but Tories will be Tories …

Tia Stockdale

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Their economy hasn’t shrunk, they are still heating their homes and gargling with champers all paid for by us.

Marcus Hamilton

The magnificent dysfunctional government wrecked the pound and provided the lowest G7 growth, with pensions in line with 1980s. Levelling up Toryville!

Bad movies

What’s the worst film you have ever seen?

Diane Ridd

Moulin Rouge.

Joyce Bell

Can't abide old black and white films with corny acting! Walked out of a cinema showing "Clockwork Orange". Was there with a guy I dated briefly. He stayed put!

Alan Smith

Space Jam.

Myra Robbie

Candy, either late sixties early seventies. The only film I’ve walked out of, so it must have been bad as I’ve watched some rubbish.

Alan Elden

Magnolia. I was losing the will to live.

Anne Taggett

Fifty shades of grey, absolute rubbish.

Hazel Turner-Reid

Vanilla Sky.

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