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Two fairly common misconceptions raised their heads in the Letters page (23 May).

Ian Brown assumes that “if there is a Yes vote in September, then Scots will not be allowed to vote for the a UK Government in 2015”.

The referendum is only a referendum; nothing, but nothing, will change until there has been a long and difficult series of negotiations followed by long and difficult legislation debates in the Westminster parliament.

Colin McAllister assumes that if there were a Yes vote there would be no “rUK”.

Neither the referendum nor any proposed legislation by an independent Scottish Parliament will effect any change in the position of the monarchy.

The United Kingdom, as such, will continue to be united albeit comprising two independent legislatures.

Brian Mayes

Clermiston Road

Edinburgh

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