Salmond: New currency argument needed for independence

Alex Salmond made the comments in the run-up to what would have been 'independence day'. Picture: PA
Alex Salmond made the comments in the run-up to what would have been 'independence day'. Picture: PA
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ALEX Salmond has said it is time for a fresh look at the currency arguments for independence.

The former First Minister told the BBC he still favoured retaining Sterling but said the argument needed “refurbishment” to prevent a future independence vote being “gazumped” by opponents.

“I think the argument you have got to put forward is one which can withstand any position adopted by your opponents,” he said.

“So, you mustn’t allow yourself to be gazumped by your opponents.”

Had Scotland voted Yes, ‘independence day’ would be Thursday, 24 March.