Your editorial comment on the referendum question (23 August) concludes that “all politicians involved in this campaign, on both sides, have to acknowledge that before they try to persuade Scots about the merits and demerits of the rival constitutional options, they first have to prove the contest is not rigged”.
And, may I ask, also persuade resident English, Welsh, Irish, French, German, Italian, Polish and other European peoples who have chosen Scotland as their domicile? Not everyone is a native “Briton”.
For one day only, I made a point of randomly noting a British or UK organisation (or reference) each time one came to my notice.
There were 11 initially: the BBC; the Post Office; the British Association of Removers; BT; National Railcard; TV Licensing; DVLA; the UK Federation of Tae Kwon Do; the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain; Sainsbury’s UK School Games (sponsors) and the British Armed Forces.
Several of these, and many others, would need to be converted to a Scottish equivalent if Scotland were to run its affairs independently.
Would we want to spend the time and money involved in reorganising and administering myriad UK organisations, each currently operating for us under a slightly broader umbrella?
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