Analysis has been prepared by Treasury civil servants and their analysis shows that the current arrangements of a full monetary, fiscal, political union bring economic benefits to all parts of the United Kingdom.
Breaking up that union would represent a fundamental change and confront an independent Scottish state with difficult choices about what to put in its place.
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In Berwick-upon-Tweed - the town at the northern-most tip of England - history has taught them that no border necessarily lasts forever.
His car was about to get towed away. But he had other ideas.
He fell 30 feet to the floor. But despite the drama, it appeared the show must go on.