ROYAL Bank of Scotland might have to leave Edinburgh and move its headquarters to London if an independent Scotland joined the European Union, the governor of the Bank of England, has suggested.
A German politician with a Scottish name might make a good choice to head one of the European Union's major institutions, David Cameron has suggested.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned there is a "distinct possibility" that the Royal Bank of Scotland would have to move outside of Scotland if voters back independence.
An independent Scotland could face a deficit at least £3 billion greater than that forecast by its government, according to a new Treasury analysis of the financial challenges facing the country if there is a Yes vote on September 18.
Ed Miliband has drawn battle lines with the Tories over Europe by effectively ruling out a referendum on British membership - unless there are moves to transfer fresh powers to Brussels.