THE London government appear to be set on dragging Scotland out of the European Union, along with the rest of the UK, against the wishes of a majority of Scots.

They are keen on setting up trade deals with the United States of America after Brexit, but in return for accepting imports of British goods the Americans will insist that we import from them such things as chlorinated chicken, beef injected with hormones and Bourbon sold as “Scottish Whiskey”.

Are these the kind of things that we in Scotland wish to see on our supermarket shelves rather than Scottish produce?

There’s only one way to avoid this; Scotland needs to become independent, so that we can remain in the European single market and customs union. Then – and only then – will we be able to keep such products out of Scotland and also retain European rules that protect working conditions for Scottish employees, protect the quality and safety of our food, and avoid restrictions on people from overseas being allowed to come here to work in our health service and to help with fruit and vegetable harvesting.

Peter Swain