BBC ‘could be shared with independent Scotland’
NEWS: Danny Alexander, Liberal Democrat chief secretary to the Treasury, has admitted that the BBC and the National Lottery could be shared after negotiations following independence.
Alexander said that he remained "skeptical" of Scottish government proposals to share the cultural assets, but was open to negotiation.
The UK government would negotiate sharing the BBC and national lottery with an independent Scotland if there was a yes vote in September’s referendum, Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury, has conceded.
He told the Guardian that he was very doubtful about Alex Salmond’s plans for an independent Scotland to continue using the BBC and the lottery but said "all these things can be discussed in negotiations".