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Chancellor Osborne says United Kingdom can 'absorb' economic shocks

3 September 2013 Last updated at 09:21 BST

The Chancellor George Osborne has been putting the economic case for Scotland staying a part of the United Kingdom.

He told BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme that by the UK "working together, we are better together".

The Tory MP added that the Union could absorb the shocks when there was a downturn in the economy.