July 4, 2014 10:42 pm

London’s lust to retain power

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From Mr Ian Smailes.

Sir, Michael Ignatieff (“A secessionist lust for power that tears lives asunder”, June 28) would find more to comment about if he examined the lust to retain power shown by the London political elite and their bureaucracies.

What was to be a referendum for Scots by Scots has been corrupted by a long line of London government ministers touring Scotland spreading fear and using information of dubious quality produced by their London bureaucracy and maligning the leader of a government which is delivering on an election promise.

While not a military intervention as practised by some countries to retain power, it’s certainly a propaganda intervention designed to maintain what’s left of the London government’s place in the world despite what’s best for Scotland.

If any further proof is needed of a Westminster propaganda campaign, the revelation in The Herald that the London government is breaking the Queen’s regulations by issuing pro-Westminster material through Armed Forces channels provides it.

Ian Smailes, Burnside, SA, Australia

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