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Despite the Holyrood Parliament having been established twenty years ago, there are still many who don't know which responsibilities have been devolved and which are still reserved by Westminster. A prime example of this is broadband which is still the responsibility of Westminster.

The majority of Scottish Labour and Conservative MPs, and candidates, appear to be more committed to their respective parties than to the people they are supposed to represent. As a result, successive Labour and Conservative governments have paid little attention to the needs of Scotland.

This has led to the SNP Scottish Government having to use its own funds for a programme to improve broadband across the country. Despite these good intentions, the responsibility for broadband continues to reside with the Westminster Government which has no interest in the needs of Scotland, never mind Grimsay

Councillor Gordon Murray

Stornoway North

Letter: Broadband is UK government responsibility

1 July 2017