Our parliament is in peril
Sir, – In 2014 enough Scots were persuaded to vote to remain in the UK by the promise of the “most powerful devolved Parliament in the world”.
Now we know exactly how powerful that parliament put in place, lest we forget, by the Labour Party, really is: swept contemptuously aside by a Tory government Scotland didn’t vote for, in a vote on Brexit, which Scotland also didn’t vote for, on an issue, the EU Withdrawal Bill, which all of Scotland’s MSPs, except the Tories, opposed.
There can be very few people in Scotland who would say the country would be a better place without its parliament, yet it is clear that, once the EU is despatched, the Brexiteers, having established the precedent, will be coming for it next.
Tory government minister Caroline Nokes has already compared it to an English county council.
Is it not about time that all of the Scottish nation, even including some Tories perhaps, stood together and said No. Les Mackay. Carmichael Gardens, Dundee.