Alex Salmond calls for an independent Scotland to have its own currency

Alex Salmond has called for an independent Scotland to have its own currency.

In the 2014 referendum, the then first minister proposed sharing sterling – a position rejected by the UK Government .

But Salmond now believes the country would be better off with a Scottish pound because of Brexit .

Nicola Sturgeon is deliberating on the question of currency.

At his Edinburgh Fringe chat show, he backed top chef Andrew Fairlie’s call to go it alone on currency.

He said: “We’re in different times, this is not 2014 … and you have to anticipate two, three, four years’ time.

“You have a different policy for different times.”

The Growth Commission established by Nicola Sturgeon is deliberating on the question of currency in an independent Scotland an economic blueprint for an independent Scotland.

Its tasks include considering whether Scotland should keep sterling, use the euro or create a new currency.

A SNP spokeswoman said: “The Growth Commission’s work remains on schedule and will help inform how we maximise Scotland’s economic potential and sustain growth – which all the more important given the Tories’ reckless plans for an extreme Brexit.”

Read More

Top news stories today

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

14 − 3 =