Letter: Scottish vote must lead to British federalism

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The Independent Online
Sir: In your coverage of devolution issues you imply that this is an issue for Scots alone. Actually, there are a lot of English people living up here who are entitled to vote.

I am one of these and have voted yes, yes. Quite simply, even if you do not carry a cultural heritage of dissatisfaction with the current arrangements, you quickly learn to accept the fact that Scotland is not well understood south of the border. Its distinctiveness in terms of the legal and educational systems, its sheer size, and even the fact that its climate is so different that it makes the UK conventions about special winter payments contentious, are all facets of the issue.

You do not need to be Scottish to accept the case for devolved powers.

PHIL LYON

Dundee

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