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The Scotsman cartoon: Independence currency plan

Illustration: Iain Green

Illustration: Iain Green

ALEX SALMOND has been accused of deception over his plans for a currency union with the UK in the event of a Yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

Former chairman of Prudential Martin Jacomb and the former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England Sir Andrew Large have said that a currency union between a separate Scotland and the continuing UK is “not on offer” and “not an option.”

They also warned that the consequences of a Yes vote will be “enormous.”

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