BoE's King walks into political storm

Mervyn King, the governor of the Bank of England, was at the centre of a political row Monday 30 October after a speech in chancellor Gordon Brown's constituency in which he lauded Scotland's success and prosperity under the Union.

King also praise the Chancellor in Sunday's speech, who used his introductory remarks to King's annual Adam Smith lecture to launch a savage attack on independence.

Citing Mr Brown's decision in 1997 to cede control over interest rates to the Bank, King said: "A Sco