Letter: Return of the border raiders

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Sir: As an Englishman I leave the question of devolution to the Scots, but those Scottish politicians who seem themselves leading a Scottish parliament might do well to consider the words of Sir Walter Scott in The Heart of Midlothian, when a character reflects on the disappearance of a Scottish parliament with the Act of Union:

I ken, when we had ... parliament-men o' our ain, we could aye peeble them wi' stanes when they were na gude bairns - But naebody's nails can reach the length o' Lunnon.


West Malling, Kent