Subjected to anti-Scottish experience in England

I feel I must reply to the letter from Hugh Lovatt which was published last week.

Of course the people of Scotland want, need and deserve a referendum. Mr Lovatt has no more right to decide what is desired or is best than First Minister Alex Salmond has.

His letter, full of rhetoric about past and present joint armed forces, is misleading. There are no plans for a separate military.

Mr Lovatt is unfortunately blind to the large anti-Scottish feeling in England – something I have heard and experienced first hand.

This, however, is no reason to split the Union. The main reason is we are at present governed by an arrogant, incompetent, uncaring right-wing coalition which is alien to most fair-minded Scots.

Let the people decide is what I say, then let us all abide by their decision.

Peter Sanders

Kelso