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200 Scottish bosses sign 'yes' letter for independence

200 Scottish bosses sign 'yes' letter for independence

 The case for Scottish independence has been strengthened as 200 business bosses, including ex-Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) chief and star manager Angus Tulloch have signed a letter showing their support for the cause.

The letter, published in The Herald, was in response to one signed by 130 Scottish business bosses who were against an independent Scotland and said the business case for an independent Scotland had not been made.

Signatories include Sir George Matthewson, former chairman and chief executive of RBS, and First State’s veteran Asia fund manager Angus Tulloch.

According to The Herald, the letter said:’ Scottish industry is often treated as a cash cow rather than a strategically important part of a more prosperous and fairer society.’

‘Scotland must look outwards to the world of opportunity that awaits us. A Yes vote is the business and jobs opportunity of a lifetime for this and future generations.’

Earlier this week more than 120 companies joined forces against the case for Scottish independence, led by Keith Cochrone, chief executive of the Weir Group.

Signatories in that letter included HSBC group chairman Douglas Flint, Andrew Mackenzie, chief executive of miner BHP Billiton and Ian Curle, chief executive of The Edrington Group, which produces Famous Grouse whisky.

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