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Scottish independence: Currency is still the big question in the debate

Alex Salmond is still incapable of formulating a decent plan for what Scotland would do without the pound

By Jay Elwes  

Last night's TV debate wasn't the decisive victory that Salmon hoped for. © Harris Morgan/Antonio Cruz/ABr

The debate on Scottish independence between Alex Salmond, Scotland’s First Minister, and Alistair Darling, the former Labour Chancellor came down to one big economic question—currency. If Scotland left the UK, would it be able to retain the pound?

Alistair Darling commented that expecting to retain the pound was like “getting a divorce and keeping the same joint bank…

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