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Unsavoury issues

The letter by Peter Fraser (Black shame; SN 25/2/12) regarding Josie Simpson's remarks (Caught in a Catch 22; SN 24/2/12) makes me not alone in surprise.

I was sure there must have been a misunderstanding in the council leader playing down a definite crime and personal gain.

Shetlanders always know what happens on this island and anything underhand so close to home.

Money was taken over and over again while nothing else mattered. The fishing standards were not the case in court, but men who stole the money and the set-up of how it was done.

The close-knit old work friendship and island upbringing can lead some to a decline in unsavoury issues, which seems to be behind Mr Simpson's remarks.

Christine Donald
Park Wynd
Sandwick