The Scotsman cartoon: Questions over devolution plan

Illustration: Iain Green
Illustration: Iain Green
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CONCERNS have been raised by nationalists that David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg will not make good on their promise to extend new powers over areas such as tax and welfare to Scotland in the timetable that has been laid out.

The Prime Minister has insisted his plan to link further Scottish devolution to the process of making sure only English MPs can vote on English laws was necessary to address a “basic unfairness” in the constitution.

He called on Labour leader Ed Miliband to either work together with him or explain to the people of the UK why he would not tackle the “fundamentally unjust” situation which means Scottish MPs can vote on laws which do not apply to their constituents.

Alex Salmond said that the “Westminster gang” were already going back on the pledge they made.


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