ALEX Salmond has warned that "nonsensical" comments by Iain Duncan Smith on the costs of welfare in an independent Scotland could derail talks between Westminster and Holyrood on the independence referendum.
ALEX Salmond has warned that \"nonsensical\" comments by Iain Duncan Smith on the costs of welfare in an independent Scotland could derail talks between Westminster and Holyrood on the independence referendum.
TALKS: Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon leave No 10 Downing Street yesterday after discussions on the referendum. Picture: PA
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MICHAEL SETTLE and MAGNUS GARDHAM
The claim by the Work and Pensions Secretary that if Scotland broke away from Britain it would not be able to afford its welfare bill and would either have to raise taxes or cut benefits was derided by the First Minister and his deputy Nicola Sturgeon.
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