AN independent Scotland would start life deeper in the red than the rest of the UK, a leading think tank has warned.
ALEX Salmond will only be able to deliver Independence Day as promised on March 24, 2016, by making "huge concessions" to the UK Government in the negotiations following a Yes vote, Scotland Office Minister David Mundell has warned.
He is Scotland's most expensive MP. David Gordon Mundell, who cost the Conservatives a cool £1.3m to get elected in 2010, points out a milestone in 2015.
Scotland should start its own currency instead of trying to forge a formal agreement to share sterling after independence, according to economic experts.
Chancellor George Osborne is not being serious in his rejection of a formal currency union with an independent Scotland, according to the head of the Scottish Government's fiscal advice group.