CATCH up on the latest news, opinion and analysis on Scottish independence from around the world in this round-up from our dedicated referendum website.
TODAY’S MAIN NEWS:
Alex Salmond has written to David Cameron calling for an investigation into UK Treasury claims that setting up an independent Scottish state could cost around £2.7bn.
In other news, the Daily Telegraph report that families with two earners face a £550 hike in their tax bills under Scottish government plans for a local income tax, and both the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ camps have received unlikely celebrity endorsements in the last 24 hours.
COMMENT AND ANALYSIS:
Our Scottish independence site showcases some of the best comment, analysis and opinion from across the web; here are some of our favourites so far today.
• Professor John Curtice told our independence site that the main impact of celebrity endorsements is an increase in media coverage, but that big-name backers don’t necessarily win votes.
• The Guardian’s Severin Carrell looks at the behind-the-scenes machinations that brought about the debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling.
• The debate around Scottish independence can reinvigorate left-wing politics across the whole of the UK, according to Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh writing in the London Evening Standard.
• Writing exclusively for our independence site, David Miles - Associate Fellow at the Centre for Global Constitutionalism - suggests that confusion over what independence will mean has done a disservice to Scottish voters.
• Referendum expert Matt Qvortup considers whether former Labour prime minister Gordon Brown may be making a flawed case in favour of the union in his new book.