SO MSP Alex Rowley is advocating “Home Rule” as a solution to the constitutional problems we’re faced with. He’s a century too late.

Home Rule was proposed for both Ireland and Scotland in the 19th and early 20th centuries and got nowhere fast. The reason is simple: most English people aren’t interested or see no need for it.

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Before he starts trying to persuade us Scots, he should have a bash at his English colleagues. It was mainly the attitude of their predecessors in parliament that scuppered the earlier proposals a century ago. They don’t seem to have changed much since then.

The call for “Home Rule” is merely spitting in the wind of time as the political culture has moved on. It’s time he recognised and accepted this rather than try to go back to the failed concepts of a previous era.

Drew Reid