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Letters: The dangers of falling into the trap set by Isis

These letters appear in the 15 September issue of The Independent

Letters: Civility of the Scottish debate is cause for pride

These letters appear in the 12 September issue of The Independent

Letters: Council tax cries out for reform

These letters appear in the 11 September issue of Independent

Queen Elizabeth II holds an audience with Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland

Should the Queen be more involved in UK politics?

Buckingham Palace has waded into the Scottish independence debate today, stating that the Queen is "above politics" and will not be taking any part.

Letters: Stop this pernicious NHS-bashing

These letters appear in the 10 September issue of The Independent

Downton Abbey - Britain today?

Is British society becoming more like Downton Abbey?

The UK is regressing into a "Downton Abbey-style society", the leader of the trade union movement claimed yesterday. Frances O'Grady, General Secretary of the TUC, accused the Tories of "reinventing the class system".

Letters: Burnt-out teachers are a loss to our children

These letters appear in the 9 September issue of The Independent

Letters: Divided UK would be a tragedy for Europe

These letters appear in the 8 September issue of The Independent

Letters: Today’s bullies are tomorrow’s Jimmy Saviles

These letters appear in the 6 September issue of The Independent

Letters: Tribal honour code masks sexual abuse

These letters appear in the 5 September issue of The Independent

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