Nicola Sturgeon has the temerity to launch an independence work of fiction under the heading Wealthier, Happier and Fairer. She and her acolytes ignore the advice from Professor John Kay, a former adviser to the First Minister, that Scotland would likely begin independence in debt to the tune of £180billion with a requirement to borrow £ 20 billion per annum. We will be Happier and Fairer with a continued widening of the attainment gap, a lower life expectancy, longer NHS waiting lists an economic ideology mired in the past. Why, after 15 years of SNP Government, as a nation are we not already Wealthier, Happier and Fairer with tax-raising powers and control over education and the NHS? I forgot – that is all Westminster’s fault. I look forward to her answering the real questions around currency, tax, our borders, NATO and EU membership, nuclear weapons and the role of the Bank of England in an independent Scotland. Until she can answer these questions with facts and authority, independence is a fantasy. Richard Allison, Edinburgh.