Scottish Currency Options: Not A Simple Matter

Bernie Madoff 50 Pound

Those pressing for a yes vote in next year's referendum on Scottish independence need to convince voters that the country will prosper under a new currency and macro-economic regime. This will prove difficult, not because the current system is perfect but because all options have drawbacks.

EU tells Alex Salmond to think again in Scottish independence row

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The president of the European council has intervened in the Scottish independence debate, claiming that nothing will be gained from breaking up the UK. Herman Van Rompuy, who would chair meetings to discuss if an independent Scotland could join the EU, said the move for separatism was a thing of the past.