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Scottish independence: Darling and Salmond clash over currency

25 August 2014 Last updated at 21:26 BST

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond insisted an independent Scotland would be able to use the pound regardless of what the government in Westminster decided.

He was speaking in a televised debate against the leader of the Better Together campaign Alistair Darling.

Mr Darling stated that for Scotland to use sterling effectively as a currency it would require an economic and political union which would be "untenable" for an independent country.

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