Driven out of my own country

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AS OPINION polls narrow and nationalists grow more vocal, it’s surely high time we all reflected on the state of our nation ahead of 18 September before it’s too late. If the result is as close as opinion polls suggest then we will undoubtedly have a divided nation, regardless of the outcome, but at what economic cost?

As the MD of a small business that supplies the life ­sciences research sector throughout the UK a Yes victory is of great concern to me.

With 80 per cent plus of our trade coming from south of Hadrian’s Wall the pressure on us to relocate to England will become compelling. As a proud Scot, should this come to pass I will feel that I have been driven out of my country by blinkered nationalists pursuing their mantra of so-called independence. From conversations I’ve had with similar business owners, I’m not alone in coming to this sad conclusion.

Galen Milne, managing director, Thistle Scientific, Uddingston

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