Jam dilemma

Douglas Mayer (Letters, 5 July)describes the £500 million to be invested in Glasgow’s economy by the UK government as an “impertinent” bribe. By impertinent, I presume he means that the offering of bribes to voters is a devolved matter in Scotland and is the particular responsibility of the Deputy First Minister.

In fact, Nicola Sturgeon’s uncosted largess accessible in Shangri-La reminds me of Alice in Wonderland’s Queen: “The rule is jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today.”

Dr John Cameron

Howard Place

St Andrews, Fife