Salmond ‘in denial’ on plan for sharing British currency

By Tim Pauling

Published: 21/02/2014

First Minister Alex Salmond has been accused of “being in denial” over his plan for an independent Scotland sharing the pound with the rest of the UK.

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said he was the only one who refused to accept there would be no currency union in the event of a “yes” vote.

She told Mr Salmond that Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones, Treasury Permanent Secretary Sir Nicholas Macpherson, Chancellor George Osborne, and Labour shadow chancellor Ed Balls had all rejected the idea, as had the Institute of Directors, CBI, his “own independence allies” and the “majority of the people in the rest of the UK”.

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