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Korstiaan Allan (Letters, 5 November) makes a spirited ­attack on MP George Galloway and his assessment that an independent Scotland would have to set aside its “pie in the sky” dreams of being a socialist Utopia and instead strive to be financially viable.

Mr Allan puts his faith wholeheartedly in the fact that Scots have voted steadfastly for the ­Labour “pie in the sky” option for the past 58 years.

And that is ­despite the fact that every ­Labour government ever elected in Britain has gone bust because its ideas and policies were not financially viable.

We Scots are destined to live in very interesting times over the next few months; times when opinions, fables and dogmas are soon going to distil into a single hard fact, and committed socialist George Galloway MP’s hard-­headed assessment of what possibly lies ahead on the socialist route is a useful contribution to the discussion.

Irvine Inglis

Reston

Berwickshire

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