RBS fiasco

RBS losses for this financial year may top £8 billion, on top of the other tens of billions required to get us all out of the disgraceful 
fiasco (your report, 29 January).

Thankfully, the £8bn will be coming out of the far larger UK pot, and not the smaller Scottish one. Truthfully, would an independent Scotland have been able to afford this?

WILLIAM Ballantine

The Quarryknowes