I WAS most excited to read Joanna Cherry’s article in the National (“Ireland didn’t need a referendum on independence, so neither should we”, January 8).

As she took us through the historic steps of “thinking outside the box” and led us to the way in which Ireland achieved independence, it became as clear as day that there is much sense in what she says.

However, the one area I am unclear about is the “concession” made between Dewar and Salmond, “that nothing in the Scotland Act would preclude the people of Scotland from subsequently choosing an independent future”.

If this were the case, why are we having a problem with Section 30?

Dennis White