Letter: In Brief

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The Independent Culture
Sir: The "mean, narrow, Caucasian" style of nationalism which Donald Macintyre fears ("Now is the time for all good folk to come to the aid of the union", 9 April) is sadly alive and well in Scotland.

In Edinburgh there are areas I cannot visit because of the hostile reaction which would greet my English accent.

Even around the universities of the city, the hostility encountered by English students from the narrow-minded segment of our Scottish peers serves to group all of us into one title-holding, car-owning, caviar-eating, dinner party-throwing caste.

SIMON FRANCIS

Edinburgh

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