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Scottish Nationalist Leader Faces Opposition Criticism Over Sterling After TV Debate

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August 07, 2014 AT 6:21 AM
Scotland's nationalist leader was grilled on Thursday by opponents over his plans to keep sterling if Scots vote for independence, just two days after a poll showed he failed to win a television debate which was dominated by the currency issue. Alex Salmond says that if Scots vote for independence on Sept. 18, Scotland will keep the pound even though British ministers have repeatedly ruled out a currency union. After a television debate in which Salmond was peppered with questions about his "Plan B" for the currency given London's opposition to any currency union, Salmond was again quizzed on Thursday about his plans.