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Scottish Tories set out merits of a 'no' vote

The leader of the Scottish Conservatives has set out her party's plans to give Holyrood more tax-raising powers if the 'No' campaign wins this year's independence referendum.

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Nicola Sturgeon: Choice for Scotland is crystal clear

The Scottish National Party's deputy leader, Nicola Sturgeon, has hit out at the Conservatives over plans to give Scotland extra tax-raising powers after 2015 if there is a 'No' vote in September's indepedence referendum.

“The Tories’ announcement today means the choice is now crystal clear – a Yes vote to deliver the powers Scotland needs or a pledge from the Tories with their long record of broken promises to Scotland," she said in a statement.

Nicola Sturgeon accused the Tories of 'broken promises' to Scotland. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

“There now appears to be a consensus among all parties – even the Conservatives – for more powers for Scotland, but a Yes vote in September is the only way to guarantee those powers are delivered.

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