No change from parties over cash

By Tim Pauling

Published: 15/02/2014

The stand-off over what currency an independent Scotland would use continued last night with neither side willing to give an inch.

The bitter row was triggered by announcements from the three main parties at Westminster that they would not sanction a currency union.

The Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats stepped up their calls for First Minister Alex Salmond to reveal his Plan B now that his preferred option of using the pound, and relying on the Bank of England to bail Scotland out of trouble, had been rejected.

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