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“Oh what a panic’s in thy breastie” David K Allan (Letters, 2 April), and all the other No voters who swore we were “Better Together” last year, but now that the SNP looks set to have a major influence on the Imperial Westminster Parliament do not “like it up them”.

The SNP has a perfect right, as do all democratically elected MPs, to vote in the best interests of their constituents and 
country.

It is absurd to claim, as Mr Allan does, that it is a “single-issue party”, although it is true that getting rid of Trident (also desired by 75 per cent of Labour candidates), child poverty etc would be easier if we were independent.

Those like David Allan, who will shamelessly vote for a 
party other than the one they 
really favour – perhaps one they have rejected all their life – to thwart the wishes of the Scottish people will not be easily forgiven.

Tactical voting of this 
kind is despicable and will be entirely counter-productive by hastening future SNP landslides then independence.

David Roche

Coupar Angus

Perth and Kinross