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Salmond behaving like a stroppy teenager over independence debt plans

January 13, 2014 1:21 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting as the UK Treasury announces today it will honour all UKWillie RennieWillie Rennie debt issued up to the date of the referendum, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

"This is a responsible and prudent decision taken by the UK Treasury to protect our borrowing costs from market speculation over Alex Salmond's independence plans. This stands in stark contrast with the petty threats made by Alex Salmond to default on Scotland's share of the UK debt if everything did not go his way in negotiations with the rest of the UK.

"Alex Salmond is behaving like a stroppy teenager who flips up the Monopoly board if he doesn't get Park Lane.

"As part of the UK Scotland shares the rewards of decisions like these which keep our UK economic house in order. The nationalists have done little to square off the uncertainty around their independence plans on currency, pensions and mortgages. After a 670 page white paper, multiple speeches, papers and government might poured into the SNP's independence cause, Alex Salmond continues to fail to provide answers to these most basic and important questions on his independence plans."