Yet another example of the bafflement of devolved authority is the restrictions on hospitality businesses imposed by the SNP in the period to New Year’s Day, while in England, such restrictions are not applied. Why is it so vitally necessary for the SNP to continue this dichotomy of restriction while small businesses go to the wall? The UK is a small nation of similar culture and behaviours. When will the SNP give up its destructive mission to somehow insist that the people of Scotland are somehow different from everyone else? DEREK FARMER Anstruther, Fife