I WOULD suggest that your front page banner headline “What Right Do You Have To Stop Scots Holding Indyref 2?” (October 15) is in fact a rhetorical question.

The British state does not recognise other people’s rights and just it does as it likes. This is true colonialism, which is still endemic in the corridors of Westminster. It is obvious in the Brexit debates where the attitude of the Brexiteers is that we, the British, will make our own decisions and the rest of the Europe will just have to do as they are told!

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These attitudes are out of date in the modern world, and if we in the UK do not consign them to the annals of history and REMAIN part of the EU, we could be heading for economic decline and a dark period in our history.

Is this what our young people want or deserve?

Thomas L Inglis