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Spain: No Scotland in the EU

Spain's prime minister has warned Scotland it would not automatically become a member of the EU if it voted for independence.

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  1. Debi Edward

Key points from White Paper on Scottish independence

Here are some of the main details contained in the White Paper on Scottish independence:

  • The SNP estimate they will inherit £1,267 billion debt from UK but look to offset that against share of assets
  • Pensioners will enjoy an up-rated pension of £1.10 extra per week
  • Bedroom tax will be abolished
  • Universal Credit roll out will be stopped
  • Corporation tax will be cut by 3 percent
  • Air passenger duty will be cut by 50 percent
  • Energy bills will be cut by 5 percent through various environmental initiatives
  • End to the married couples allowance due to be introduced in 2015
  • Childcare will be increased to 30 hours a week

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