Sir, An extraordinary fact about the Scottish referendum is that the Scottish National Party is assuring the electorate of all manner of things that will be achieved with a Yes decision but fails to mention that it, too, has an election around the corner.

The SNP’s majority is wafer thin; it has 65 seats out of a total of 128. The possibility that it will lose is real. If this happens, all of Alex Salmond’s promises go out the window and then the people of Scotland have no idea what it is they have voted for.

Mr Peter Rutherford, London, UK

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