Under the SNP’s plans plans , an independent Scotland would retain the pound, leaving the Bank of England in London to set its interest rates.
The claim is conducted by YouGov for the Unionist Better Together Campaign, found that just 17 per cent of Scottish voters supported the SNP’s proposals, with over half (56 per cent) preferring Scotland to stay in a political union if the country is to remain in currency union with the rest of the UK
Speaking in a video message posted on the Better Together website, the campaign’s leader, former chancellor Alistair Darling, pointed to .
So no member of the Euro Zone is an Independent Nation then . Is Darling moving towards Ukips position then ?
Do the Eurozone agree entirely on tax, on their spending, on their borrowing.
And you can interpretate the poll as the Scottish people not wanting to be tied to the pound and being bullied by Westminster rather than working together.
Wasn't the Irish Punt tied to the pound for years having the same exchange rate. Even though they had no say in how it was set , Unlike the SNP plans for Scotland.
But what Darling and his Unionist Chums at Left Foot Forward seem to arguing that the negotiations after the Independence referendum will mean that the Rump (England,Scotland and Wales) will dictate how financial Implications will be set.
In other words Westminster will decide whether Scotland can remain with the pound.
The Unionist have a point in that the SNP must make it clearer how an Independent Scotland will link it currency , To the Pound , The Euro or have its own.
As Darling rightly points out
"And what is plan B? Suppose the terms and conditions imposed aren’t acce“ptable. What’s the fall back position that the nationalists are proposing? We simply don’t know…we need answers because these things are important. Detail matters"but the Unionist must be honest to arguing that members of the Eurozone are not Independent starts sounding like Ukip and other Euro sceptics.
At the moment Scotland has no say in any currency . After Independence what ever they choose they will at least have a voice.