Scottish independence: Osborne says 'pound stays with UK'

Key points

  • The Scottish government wants to set up a currency union with the rest of the UK if Scotland votes for independence.
  • Chancellor George Osborne says the pound is not a "CD collection that can be divided up". He wants Scotland to remain "integral" part of UK.
  • The other main Westminster parties are lining up to back the chancellor's position against the notion of a sterling zone.

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Reporting:

  • Doug Kennedy 
  • Marianne Taylor 

Last updated 13 February 2014

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