Of course, it is only right and proper to issue caveats re the downside of something as momentous as independence. But largely to omit, at the same time, any mention of potential benefits must raise suspicions of partiality, and may in the end prove self-defeating.
Prior to the reconvening of the Scottish parliament, there were naysayers and doom-mongers aplenty, predicting that devolution would prove an expensive disaster for Scotland. Where are those voices now? Similarly, should enough Scots vote Yes in the referendum to secure independence, then perhaps those fears presently expressed by the No campaign too will turn out to be illusory?
Ross Laidlaw, Dunbar