ON the point made by Lisa Nandy and reported in The National on Wednesday, she totally misses the point of the drive for Scottish independence (Nandy vows ‘international commission’ against indy, January 15).

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Scotland is an outward-looking country fully recognising the needs of many towns, cities and conurbations south of the Border who similarly suffer from a London-focused government which has clearly neglected those areas in greatest need. Scotland simply happens to have a legitimate case for abandoning Westminster rule and looking after our own affairs and resources as we think fit, rather than remain beholden to London for whatever portion of our resources they deem appropriate.

I might also suggest that Ms Nandy is more likely to gain sympathy for the implications of her red bridge concept from a sympathetic left-of-centre Scottish government than from a far-right government based in London Tom
Gray Braco