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The Smith Commission report: Let the games begin

This week's agreement looks set to help the SNP out play Team Westminster

By Emran Mian  

Lord Smith of Kelvin has been hailing an “unprecedented” deal between the five political parties represented in the Scottish Parliament. They have made a deal but the politics is yet to come and the heads of agreement published by the Smith Commission this week provide plenty of opportunities for them to fall out again.

The most eye-catching item in the agreement is income tax. The Scottish…

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