It’s hardly surprising that the SNP focuses its election fight on independence. After 14 years in government, they could hardly fight on their record of failure in education; failure to deliver the Sick Kids hospital on time or on budget; £40 million lost on Prest-wick Airport; millions lost on BiFab; E100m overspend on ferries yet to sail; flawed and expensive farm subsidy system; late and expensive social security system; the worst record on drug deaths of any country in Europe. On top of this, they have under-funded local authorities for years. Even the failing Scottish Qualifications Authority would award them a D- minus. BRIAN BARBOUR Jim Bush Drive, Prestonpans