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Defence too vital to leave to Scots' whims; LETTERS.

THE leaders of the main political parties scuttle north to promise the Scots greater autonomy and an ever bigger slice of the cake.

It would be more appropriate if they concentrated on the other 92% of the UK.

Scotland alone is allowed a parliament and already receives better funding than England and Wales through the Barnett formula.

If Scotland's slice gets bigger ours will get correspondingly smaller.

The EU has brought peace in our time about as much as Crash Gordon abolished boom and bust.

The EU sought to attract the ex-USSR satellites with bribes and has been busy hoovering them up.

Whether the Russian Bear wants it or not, it finds itself with a Sudetenland Crisis and we are brought closer to an East West confrontation than at any time since Cuba.

Si pacem vis, para bellum - if you want peace, prepare for war.

Defence is now of more significance than for a generation.

Historically, to provide jobs, the Scottish shipyards have been protected.

Westminster should forget the bribes and formulate plans to resite our nuclear submarines and the building of our aircraft carriers elsewhere in the UK.

Not knowing how the independence vote will go, we must restructure ignoring Scotland.

We needs a plan to move defence and civil service jobs etc elsewhere.

We cannot allow the security of 57 million people to hang on the whim of 5 million.

John A Smith, Llandegla.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:May 22, 2014
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