David Cameron has promised today that Scotland can set its own taxes, even if it votes no to independence. He has signaled more powers will be handed to Holyrood as a matter of fact.
Such a pledge from the British Prime Minister will allow the Scottish Parliament more tax raising powers if the voters dwelling north of the Border reject independence.
In a conference, Cameron said that Alex Salmond was spreading a speculation that the September’s vote was a choice between separation and status quo. However Cameron’s announcement ahead of the publication of a report in May of a commission suggests that it will recommend extra powers should be devolved.
According to the Prime Minister, the Nationalists want to make people believe that devolution has ended and it’s a do or die situation, which is wrong and misinterpreted. Clarifying himself, he said that a vote for No is not a vote for no change. Rather due to his plans the Scottish Parliament will be granted more authority so that it can raise more money than it spends. A Yes vote in turn will mean complete separation.
However opposing to the view, Blair Jenkins chief executive of the pro-separation Yes campaign said, that a No vote can lead to greater power of Holyrood, which in turn can come as a big blow to the credibility of no campaign.