Drinking denial

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During the past two weeks we have seen the BBC/Labour Party complaining about ­accident and emergency waiting times where as many as one in ten have to wait for treatment longer than four hours.

As a retired Glasgow police officer who spent many a weekend at the city’s Royal Infirmary to protect the A&E department staff, I feel that I have first-hand experience of the “aggro” they too often faced.

Many of their self-selected patients needed treatment as a result of alcohol-fuelled aggression, whereby others with a genuine complaint had to wait longer to get the medical help they deserved.

Increasing the cost of spirits could be a move in the right direction to tackle this.

Donald J Morrison

Haig Street

Portknockie, Buckie

Aberdeenshire