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So the No campaign has accepted financial contributions from Scotland’s landowners (your report, 9 July) and yet it continues to, apparently, distance itself from the Orange Order.

Surely this is a case of double standards.

If there was ever a more divisive group of people then I know it not.

The Orange Order are teddy bears, if you will pardon the pun, by comparison.

Largely populated by Old Etonians, Scotland’s landowners, owning 78 per cent of Scotland, have neither a vision for a greater Scotland, nor a more egalitarian better educated society; in fact they appear to be completely opposed to any improvements.

Yet former chancellor Alistair Darling and former prime minister Gordon Brown now stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of the Duke of Buccleuch (Eton and Oxford) and willingly take his 30 pieces of silver, while cheerfully betraying their own.

Wherefore stands the Scottish Labour Party now?

Andrew J Beck

Andrew Crescent

Stenhousemuir, Stirlingshire

Regarding the donations to the Yes and No campaigns, surely the surge in money being given to the No campaign can be attributed to the fact that it can draw on the whole of the UK for donations, whereas the vast majority of the Yes campaign’s money will come from within Scotland.

David Bendelow

Megstone Court

Berwick upon Tweed

It is more than likely that the authors that you have married up with the Scottish landowners on your front page (9 July) are of the Catherine Cooksonian variety, cosying up to those people who are still playing their despicable leading parts in the authors’ paperbacks.

K Wilson

Middle Norton

Edinburgh

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