Independence can’t be ‘sold for English gold’
The independence referendum should have tight spending limits to prevent it being “bought and sold for English gold”, according to the first minister.
Alex Salmond offered “free advice” to the US on democracy and campaign spending limits during his visit to Chicago for the Ryder Cup golf tournament.
He said there is still “a persuasion job” to be done to convince Scotland to vote for independence.
He said “bigness” does not guarantee economic security, and predicted Scotland’s fortunes as a small country could be boosted by an oil price surge as the world economy recovers.
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