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Realities of a Scots vote for independence

PROFESSOR Peter Shirlow (News, August 21) considers that a 'Yes' vote in the Scottish independence referendum could, perhaps, lead to the unification of the north and south of Ireland.

Commentators have failed to consider the prospect of a large inward migration of Scottish loyalists to Northern Ireland should Scotland leave the Union.

Paradoxically, the demographic ties between Northern Ireland and mainland GB would be considerably strengthened.

EDWARD COOKE

Lecturer in law, University College London

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