IN 1997 the man that sold our gold, Gordon Brown, gave independence over monetary policy to the Bank of England. This set them on the path to where they are today, free to choose whether to pump up interest rates so that they virtually own vast swathes of the population or to buy the entire country by purchasing the debt that the government in England has run up supposedly on our behalf.

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Why would anyone be prepared to put their faith in any plan Brown comes up with for Scotland’s future when on his track record that would probably put us into someone else’s back pocket?

Our best option is not anything Mr Brown’s Unionist think tank comes up with but to take control of our own affairs by seizing our independence.

It was good for the Bank of England, surely we can make it good for us.

Ni Holmes
St Andrews