Letter to the Editor - Tuesday, December 3: Time to move on
I WAS born in the village of Busby, Renfrewshire, Scotland on the August 25, 1936.
In the spring of 1954 I boarded the SS Captain Cook bound for the Antipodes.
I have prospered since then and often thank my lucky stars that I got out of that society when I did.
Things do not appear to have changed very much at all with a strong nationalist political group pushing for independence from Great Britain, this soon to be voted on in Scotland.
I find it difficult to understand the motivation of these people and their seeming inability to look ahead, bury the past and be thankful that their scientists and engineers have most certainly improved the lot of mankind and not because of their nationality but simply because of their individual dedication to a progressive education system that rewarded the applied discipline of learning.
I can see nothing worthwhile at all for this aberrant movement other than the self aggrandisement of those power seekers who would be the only winners if they pulled it off.
Scotland, do not do it.