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Alex Salmond hits back in Scotland pound debate

Blocking an independent Scotland's ability to share the pound could damage business in the rest of the UK, First Minister Alex Salmond has said.

Mr Salmond said the UK Treasury could impose "hundreds of millions of pounds" in costs on firms if plans for a post-Yes currency union were rejected.

Last week Chancellor George Osborne said a vote for independence meant walking away from the pound.

Prime Minister David Cameron said Mr Salmond was "a man without a plan".

Alan Little reports.

  • 17 Feb 2014
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