Letter: Sustainability and growth for Scotland

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Sir,

I am sure that many of your readers will have spent much of the weekend studying Andrew Wilson’s Growth Commission Report.

Though there are some recommendations with which I strongly disagree, for example retaining sterling as the currency for at least ten years, such a thoughtful and thorough study is to be welcomed.

It must also be remembered that this is a report commissioned by one political party and is not the only possible way forward for an independent Scotland.

Many choices will be made by the people of Scotland and their elected representatives after independence.

I look forward to one of the British nationalist parties producing a similar report highlighting the way forward for Scotland in a post-Brexit UK.

Something for you to ponder: were we living in an independent Scotland, a member of the EU, and England (with Wales and Northern Ireland), on the point of tumbling chaotically out of the EU, asked us to join in union with it, would you want to?

Tony Williams,

Hopeful Old Man,

Muasdale.