Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 5 August 2015

Independence is a foolish fantasy

Published 22/04/2014 | 11:00

INDEPENDENCE movements are usually driven by racial, ethnic, or religious persecution and/or feelings of impotence based on a lack of political power.

Yet none of the above applies to Scotland and we have produced a steady stream of prime ministers, lord chancellors and movers-and-shakers in every field.

Far from being crushed into uniformity, we have our own legal system, our own church and even our own sports teams in many international competitions.

The decision to divorce our partner of 300 years and bin a legacy of shared values, mutual respect, common responsibilities and family ties is cataclysmic.

There is gross uncertainty in every aspect of 'independence' and to set at risk our children's future for a Brigadoon fantasy seems to me entirely wrong.

DR JOHN CAMERON

St Andrews, Fife

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