The Scotsman cartoon: Smith Commission talks

Illustration: Iain Green
Illustration: Iain Green
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THE first talks aimed at securing a new deal on more powers for Holyrood took place yesterday.

The all-party talks were “constructive”, with “important principles” agreed among all parties, chairman Lord Smith of Kelvin said.

He said those involved had “committed to work together to achieve a positive outcome”. All five parties represented at Holyrood were involved as the Smith Commission – set up by the UK government after last month’s independence referendum – held its first full meeting in Edinburgh.

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