Heavy-handed tactics in the Scots independence race

So far, accusations of bullying in the Scottish independence debate have mostly come from the Yes camp, says the Financial Times.

Scottish National Party (SNP) leader, Alex Salmond, and colleagues have criticised Westminster over threats about the potential costs of separation, such as losing the pound and EU membership. But now Salmond stands “accused of employing heavy-handed tactics” to keep business leaders out of the debate.

A spokesman for Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE) said Salmond had called its chairman, Sir Ewan Brown, to dissuade him from publishing a briefing on the referendum.

Gavin Hewitt, former head of the Scottish Whisky [...]

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