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Nicola Sturgeon tells Cameron to stop Treasury sabotaging Scottish deal

Nicola Sturgeon taking calls

Nicola Sturgeon has urged David Cameron to overrule the Treasury after talks to agree a new financial deal for Scotland became deadlocked. In a letter to the prime minister, Scotland’s first minister accused the Treasury of sabotaging the deal by refusing to agree that a key principle was that the Scottish parliament would not suffer financially for taking on new tax and welfare powers worth about £15bn a year.