Sunday, 26 October 2014 11:16

Revealed: Treasury's RBS email leak came from Westminster 'referendum dirty tricks' department

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THE UK Treasury has been accused of running a "political dirty tricks department" spinning against Scottish independence after it emerged sensitive information about Royal Bank of Scotland plans to leave the country in the event of a Yes vote was leaked by a civil servant in charge of "referendum communications" within the department.

The email, sent to journalists the week before the referendum, stated RBS had plans to move its base to London in the event of independence, triggering headlines viewed as a blow to the Yes campaign. It was issued while the RBS board was meeting to discuss the matter, and before the bank had made a statement to the financial markets - a breach of trading rules.

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