Everything up for negotiation if Scots vote for independence, Hammond says

Defence secretary appears to undermine no camp, saying: ‘You can’t go into any negotiation with things that are non-negotiable’

The campaign against Scottish independence has been thrown into confusion yet again after the UK defence secretary, Philip Hammond, said everything would be up for negotiation if the union broke up.

His comments appeared to undermine the claims of George Osborne and other ministers that there is no way there will be a currency union between Scotland and the rest of the UK, or any chance that Trident will remain in Scotland.

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