THE reported opinion poll question commissioned by Angus Robertson was "Would Scotland be safer by remaining part of Nato" ("SNP leaders hit back at critics of Nato u-turn plan", The Herald, August 25)?
The implication of this question is that an independent Scotland would face some military threat. What evidence is there for this? State-on-state attacks are very rare if you discount the ones Nato members have initiated. The rights to our marine resources are regulated by international law. We are likely to be safer from terrorism outside Nato than in and, in any case, this is essentially a policing issue.