Scotland’s MPs play vital role

THE three letters from Messrs Leslie, Orr and ­Hastie ­(“Scottish Labour can’t ­convert English Tories”, Debate, 19 May) show up the self-­centredness of some ­Scottish nationalists.

For the sake of my relatives, friends and other people living in England, I would hope that Scotland will continue to provide Labour (and Lib Dem) MPs to a UK parliament. Often in the past we have been able to help provide a left-of-centre government.

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Like all politicians, Gordon Brown has his weaknesses, but I for one (and there are ­others) can put my trust in him. He was more of a statesman than other recent prime ministers.

Michael Dicke, Ayr