11222017

‘Golden chance’ to rethink Scots economy

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Sir Nicholas Macpherson made the case for Scotland to vote No in 2014

Supporters of Scottish independence now have a “golden opportunity” to re-cast their economic case in the wake of the Brexit vote, according to one of the most senior critics of the 2014 plans.

Sir Nicholas Macpherson has proposed a separate Scottish currency.

He also suggested that a big shift in tax and spending would probably require low taxes and a smaller, more efficient state sector.

Sir Nicholas was the top civil servant at the Treasury in Whitehall.

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