HOLYROOD authorities are poised to sever the link between the salaries of MSPs and MPs after a proposed 11% increase in pay at Westminster prompted widespread condemnation.
ALEX SALMOND will today set out his vision for an independent Scotland, insisting the nation is strong enough, wealthy enough and talented enough to go it alone.
Public spending in Scotland is 15% higher than the UK average, according to the UK Treasury.
Coalition ministers insist Wales will become a more equal partner in the UK as new financial powers are devolved to the country.
The Government's so-called "bedroom tax" benefit cut has been attacked as "particularly unfair" - by the father of Liberal Democrat cabinet minister Danny Alexander.