Ian Lewis, Edinburgh
THE Scottish Nationalists bleated on for years about how devolution would be worthless if the administration didn't have the ability to raise taxes. Now thanks to staggering incompetence by John Swinney this power has been denied to the current Holyrood administration, plus whoever is elected in May. Swinney's misleading pretence to Parliament that he had considered using the Tartan Tax, all the while knowing that the power had lapsed, is a serious lapse of judgment and he should resign.
Michael Macdonald, Glasgow