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Peter Duncan: There's an 'unstoppable case' for devolved tax powers

A former south of Scotland Tory MP is calling on his party to pledge to hand substantial tax powers to the Scottish parliament.

Peter Duncan, who was the Conservative MP for Galloway and Upper Nithsdale until 2005, says the radical move would help secure a bigger 'No' vote in September's independence referendum.

Mr Duncan has told ITV Border's Representing Border programme there was "an unstoppable case" for devolving most taxes currently levied by Westminster to Holyrood - including income tax.

He says that other than National Insurance and VAT "more or less all other taxes" should be handed to Holyrood to improve the Scottish parliament's accountability to the voters.

You can see the full interview with Mr Duncan - and Robin McAlpine of the left-of-centre Jimmy Reid Foundation - here:



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