Sir, There is nothing more likely to quicken a Scotsman’s pulse – I speak as a Scot – than the sight of Englishmen on the run (“Pro-union camp ‘in chaos’ as poll puts nationalists ahead”, September 8).

Rather than chasing votes with craven blandishments at the eleventh hour, London needs now to restate clearly and finally the case for union – economies of scale and the comfort of interdependence – and describe again the perils of a tiny nation adrift from all multilateral entities, whose border with England is the outer frontier of the EU, under the command of a man whose economic vision involves an arc of prosperity reaching from Iceland via Scotland to Ireland. And then let the Scots make their decision. They should vote for willing and proud partnership in a continuing union, or for separate nationhood – being bribed into sullen acquiescence is no result at all.

Mr Keith Craig, London SW7, UK

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