I note another shocking Herald headline (“Delays see cancer patients suffer severe complications”, April 7). Add in the loss of life due to A&E queues which have been well documented recently and which speak volumes for the current Government’s approach that it can allow this situation to happen whilst its focus is concentrating on another independence referendum. The SNP claim of Scotland being the 14th-richest country in the world and set for future glory looks threadbare when it cannot close the attainment gap nor stop so many families living in poverty nor even run the health service efficiently after almost 15 years in power. It has enough current powers to make a difference if it was able to. Scotland could and must do so much better but it can’t under the fantasy politics of our present Government. Dr Gerald Edwards, Glasgow.