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I find it appalling that John Redwood MP, at the Conservative conference, threatened to make “life difficult” for business leaders who questioned a Eurosceptic agenda.

Scottish companies have an obligation to protect their employees and shareholders by speaking out in favour of the benefits of European Union membership.

Business leaders shouldn’t be cowed by threats from those seeking to keep them quiet and not question the implications of withdrawal by Scotland and Britain out of the world’s most successful pan-national grouping.

As someone who worked in business for more than 40 years, I know how important the European Union is to our economy and the many jobs membership supports.

It would quite simply be economic madness for us to walk away from the world’s largest trading area, and those arguing for it tend to do so from ideological ivory towers rather than the real world where jobs and livelihoods matter.

Derek Hammersley


European Movement in Scotland