Once again we have to endure the monotonous and tedious rantings of Grant Fraser (Letters, February 13) in which he charges the UK Government with dereliction of duty over the Covid pandemic. Can I point out to him the same sentiments can apply to his obviously beloved SNP Government, ie painfully slow border closing, unacceptable death rates in Scotland, a confused response to Covid, as well as their slow response to inoculation, and so on. With his favoured party having been in power since 2007, it is sad that he does not take time to reflect on, or explain and address, their dereliction of duty to the people of Scotland. To cite a few failings: The highest drug death rate in Europe (how many deaths could have been avoided?); the high levels of child poverty; the highest level of taxation in the UK; the declining standards of education; and the appalling state of the NHS and emergency services. No doubt the same SNP spin will come out – We’ll be spending millions to sort it’: I note with some degree of comfort that Mr Fraser longs to be in Ireland, Norway or New Zealand, and perhaps if he would kindly relocate there, we wouldn’t have to endure his continuous, subjective and tiresome rantings. Dave Cormack, Moray Park Gardens, Inverness.