Letters / Hopelessly enslaved

Brian is committing political mischief by referring to Panama as a successful currency union (Political mischief, SN 28 April 13). Maybe Brian would like to look closer to home at a currency union that does not work; yes the Euro.

This currency union has lost people in Greece, Portugal, and other EU country’s their jobs, their homes, their businesses. In the case of Cyprus the government removed peoples’ savings from their bank accounts when things went wrong.


I would like to ask Brian a hypothetical question about his letter (Government chosen for us; SN 18/4/13).

If in September next year only 66 per cent of voters actually vote in the independence referendum, and say the yes camp win by 51 per cent to 49 per cent, would Brian accept victory and declare Scotland independent when in fact only a third of voters have said they want independence?

Or would he practice what he preaches and declare Scotland stays part of the Union as 66 per cent did not vote for independence?

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe that independence will bring them freedom.

Gordon Harmer