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Harris Tweed boss signs open letter questioning Scottish independence

The chief executive of Harris Tweed Hebrides has joined a list of more than 130 high-profile Scottish businessmen in an open letter questioning the business argument behind Scottish independence.

Ian Angus MacKenzie and the other company leaders have signed the open letter which states the business case for Scottish independence “has not been made.”

The letter was organised by Keith Cochrane, chief executive of Glasgow engineering firm Weir Group, and comes after the leader of the pro-union Better Together group Alistair Darling clashed with Scotland’s first minister Alex Salmond in a live televised debate on Monday.

According to the Financial Times the letter states: “Uncertainty surrounds a number of vital issues including currency, regulation, tax, pensions, EU membership and support for our exports around the world; and uncertainty is bad for business. Our conclusion is that the business case for independence has not been made.”

There are now just over three weeks until polling day for the independence vote.

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