False promises?

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LABOUR leader Ed Miliband has promised additional powers to the Scottish Parliament, if he is elected prime minister (your report, 10 May). These are meaningless promises, when you consider that Johann Lamont stated at the time when Scottish Labour announced its proposed tax changes, that it would not provide additional tax powers to the Scottish Parliament that could give Scotland an economic advantage over other UK regions.

This is the big disadvantage of devolution; Westminster governments will never give our parliament the controls we need over our economy and resources to build the confident, fair and prosperous Scotland we seek. Only independence can give our parliament the powers to achieve this.

Jim Carson

Larchfield

Balerno, Midlothian

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