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Having worked on the preparation of UK national budgets for much of my working life, it irks me when I hear the likes of Danny Alexander spouting forth figures condemning Scotland to financial disaster if it votes for independence. He has no life experience of producing these figures; he is simply reading from a script. 

I once met a Chancellor of the Exchequer who could not work out the PAYE tax for his domestic employees. The only reason why he didn’t get someone else to do it for him was that he was ashamed of how little he was paying them! Amid all the claims and counterclaims being thrown around at the moment, I am sure of one thing – if Scotland votes for independence on the 18 September, those living north of the Border will not lose out.

John S Jappy

Muir of Ord