Stands Scotland where it did?

Burnham Beeches in Buckinghamshire ("Yellow leaf", 17 April) were a lot less likely to come to Dunsinane than Birnam Wood in Tayside. They are, after all, nearly 400 hundred miles south of the border.

Roger Bush
South Croydon, Surrey

This article first appeared in the 01 May 2000 issue of the New Statesman, Why I am voting for Ken Livingstone