Sir: Your leading article of 30 November suggests that we should rejoice at the prospects of Quebecois and Scottish separatism. In the same edition, a news report informs us that many of Quebec's English-speakers have "upped and left in despair". The lesson is that separatist nationalism can bring with it chauvinism and internal strife. In this respect, Scotland should take Quebec not as an example but as a warning.
PETER A RUSSELL