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Scots offered more tax powers to stay with UK ahead of TV debate

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne pledged more powers for Scotland if voters opt to stay part of the UK hours before a live televised debate pitting the nationalists against supporters of the union.

5th August, 2014
George Osborne, Britain's chancellor of the exchequer, center, sits next to John Swinney, Scotland's finance secretary, left, as they listen to speeches during the Commonwealth Games Business Conference in Glasgow.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne pledged more powers for Scotland if voters opt to stay part of the UK hours before a live televised debate pitting the nationalists against supporters of the union.

“There’s a commitment by all the Westminster parties and therefore any combination of a UK government to make sure that if Scotland stays in the UK there will be further devolution of powers,” Osborne told BBC Radio’s “Today” program. This includes...

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