The Scotsman cartoon: Darling currency warning

Illustration: Iain Green
Illustration: Iain Green
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SNP plans for a currency union with the rest of the UK if Scotland becomes independent are “increasingly dead in the water”, Alistair Darling has said.

The leader of the pro-union Better Together campaign launched a further attack on the Scottish Government’s white paper, which sets out its vision for independence, criticising the Nationalists’ proposals on a range of issues including currency, universities, and debt and borrowing.

Speaking to an audience of young voters in Edinburgh, Mr Darling also argued that there was “no way” the European Union (EU) would allow an independent Scotland to charge tuition fees to students from south of the border.

He called on Mr Salmond to bring forward legal advice on this issue as well as produce a plan B for Scotland’s currency arrangements.


Scottish independence: Pound union ‘dead in water’