Dear Eddie Izzard and friends, Please don’t go (on). Please listen to why it’s OK for us English to let Scotland go.

“If we in England want to get involved in that debate and try to persuade Scots to vote “No”, at the least, we owe it to them to understand the detail of the political issues and opinions which will shape their decision in the polling booth. I didn’t see any reference to these political issues in the video, and the information is very easily available. You are all professionals at the top of your games. I am sure that you would prepare yourselves highly professionally for a broadcast or sporting event. If you want to get involved in the Scottish referendum, then the same applies. Not doing so verges on the disrespectful.”

James Campbell

Dear Mr Izzard and all the other English contributors to the recent “Let’s stay together” video,

I am English and live in England. When I woke up to the real prospect of Scotland voting to leave the UK in September, like you and like many other English people, I felt an emotional twinge. I felt indignant with Scots who supported independence. So I followed both campaigns on the internet and got up to speed with the political issues that the referendum is about. I was won over fairly quickly to the “Yes” side. And so, I want to challenge the arguments put forward by you and your colleagues in your video of 15 July.

1. You describe the UK as a “family”.

Families are not always healthy. Even if they are, children grow up and leave home with their parents’ blessing. The Yes campaign has set out many reasons why…

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About Hugh Wallace

Soldier, sailor, policeman, engineer, scientist, democrat, socialist, environmentalist, advocate of Scottish Independence
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