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Whatever arguments Brian Monteith makes (Perspective, 11 February) the point is that, in a vote in Westminster on what is now being called the “bedroom tax”, the only Members of Parliament from Scottish constituencies who voted for the measure were the sole Scottish Conservative MP and all but one of the 11 Scottish Liberal Democrat MPs.

So, despite an 82 per cent majority of their Scottish representatives voting against this decision, this measure will be imposed on Scotland.

I have no doubt that the English electorate would have too much self-respect ever to accept a situation where voters would be expected to submit to a policy against the express wishes of 82 per cent of their MPs.

Jim Stamper

Burnside Road