When the votes will count

25th May 2001 at 01:00
Willis Pickard says in his article (TESS, May 18) that the election campaign is irrelevant to Scottish issues like education and health because these are devolved matters.

But the failings of the Labour Government at Westminster since 1997 to repair the damage done by 18 years of Tory rule are certainly a major concern. Nor can the Labour-Liberal Democrat coalition hide behnd the screen of "it wisnae us".

In two years' time we will have the opportunity to express the real will of the Scottish people and return a government in Edinburgh pledged to restore independence.

There is no doubt that an independent Scotland would have the resources and the will to make these services flourish.

Alastair Mackenzie Cambuslang Glasgow

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