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By Angela Haggerty
The SNP has called on Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones to explain controversial comments he made supporting the abolition of the Barnett formula and a £4bn cut to the Scottish budget ahead of a speech at the University of Edinburgh on Wednesday.
A report for the Cardiff administration in 2010 claimed that the Barnett formula – which calculates the budget allocated from Westminster to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – gave £4bn too much to Scotland. A year ago, Mr Jones again called for it to be scrapped.