I NOTE that Eddie Barnes, of the Our Scottish Future think-tank, recommends a “co-operation agreement” between the sovereign UK Government in London and the devolved Scottish administration in Edinburgh, and that the initiative in this should be taken by London. Why? What is the point of this? Everyone knows that the SNP has established itself as the opposition to the Government in London, and that the last thing the SNP wants is to establish a good working relationship with London and to ensure that devolution works well for Scots. If devolution worked well, what need would there be for Scotland leaving the Union? That is why the SNP does not want devolution to succeed. Jill Stephenson, Edinburgh.