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Why has there been so little discussion about the way our parliament would be formed in the event of independence? As things stand at the moment, we would have a unicameral system with no checks or balances of any kind – no House of lords, no Senate, no revising chamber.

This is a worrying prospect. Unchecked power almost always leads to abuse of that power and there would seem to be no good reason why we would be the exception.

Ian Templeton

Edinburgh