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Scottish independence threat to cross-border Cumbria firms

On the day Chancellor George Osborne said a vote for Scottish independence would mean walking away from the pound he visited a Cumbrian firm which employs staff on both sides of the border.

He said people in Northumberland and Cumbria could lose out if Scotland votes for independence.

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said the Westminster parties were trying to "bully" voters ahead of the 18 September independence referendum.

Look North political correspondent Mark Denten asks whether that could really harm companies in the north who rely on cross-border trade.

  • 14 Feb 2014
  • From the section Cumbria
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