All change, but not for Yes case
Sir, – I quite agree with Graeme Finnie (letters, May 14) that the next referendum – if there is one – will be different to the last one because too much has changed.
Us leaving the EU will ensure that the substantive debate is concentrated on currency, the border with England and whether we actually want to be or can be in the EU or not, all the issues that the Yes/SNP campaign struggled with in 2014 and are still struggling with.
The economic situation in Scotland has diverged away from the UK average in a very worrying manner, so the economic case for independence is much weaker.
In the aftermath of the last referendum, all the parties at Holyrood got together to negotiate new powers and these have all been granted. We now have the powers that 100% of our main political representatives signed up to. That is a very powerful statement indeed when you think about it. We have the constitutional position we all agreed to.
So, the next time it will be different, but will it be better for the Yes movement? I think not, and almost certainly, the SNP think not either, hence the silly stunts and attempts to raise the temperature because they have nowhere else to go. Victor Clements. Taybridge Terrace, Aberfeldy.