Now is the time for Scots to escape the clutches of Westminster | Letters

Now is the time for Scots to escape the clutches of Westminster | Letters

Alastair McLeish and Sue Hawthorne make the case for independence to create a different kind of politics of the common good. Plus letters from Greg Stephens, William Bartram and Robert Jeffs

Your editorial (28 June) is right to say that “all nations are created”. I look forward to the time when Scotland will be able to recreate itself as a vibrant, self-confident social democracy, freed at last from the shackles of backward-looking rightwing Westminster governments that it never voted for.

Of course, the British political establishment will say that this project of self-renewal is wholly beyond us. It will cite what it regards as the insurmountable obstacle of the economy, as if we Scots were in perpetual need of English markets and largesse when, in fact, readmission to the EU beckons, outside of which England has become a sinking ship.

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