Stealing credit

Why is it that when Scotland’s economy is doing badly, it is Westminster’s fault, but when it is doing well, it is the Scottish Government that wants to take the credit (your report, 19 August).

It is macro-economic management that dictates how our economy is performing.

Those decisions are primarily taken at Westminster, and it is Westminster which has by far the biggest effect on how our economy is performing, after the general global economy over which we have little impact.

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Holyrood can help by fine tuning initiatives for local benefit, and in training, capital expenditure and suchlike, but it cannot buck the overall trend.

We have good news this week, but was it the Scottish Government wot dunnit?

I don’t think so.

Victor Clements