Fiscal autonomy

It is easy to understand the general logic behind the benefits to the Government of Scotland of having full fiscal autonomy (your report, 4 June) but when one considers the record and the capabilities of the Scottish Government and MSPs in general the argument falls apart.

We have seen little if any benefit from devolution; we are still run by people lacking inspiration and dedication to the country, who appear to have no idea how to run a devolved government, let alone an independent one.

We need men and women who put country first and party second.

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Until we can run things properly the way they stand, it would be tempting fate if not an outright disaster to give more power to Holyrood.

Let them show us they can offer more than words, then we can consider the possible benefits of increased fiscal power, but not before.


Eden Lane


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