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Independent Scotland ‘should not have pound’

More than half of English voters oppose an independent Scotland using sterling, a survey reports

More than half of English voters oppose an independent Scotland using sterling, a survey reports

More than half of voters in England are opposed to Scotland using the pound if it becomes independent, according to a survey.

Alex Salmond and his Scottish Government have repeatedly insisted that they would agree a currency union with the rest of the UK if there is a Yes vote in next month’s referendum.

But 53% of those questioned for the Future of England Survey disagreed with the idea of Scotland continuing to use the pound if it left the UK.

Just under a quarter (23%) were in agreement that an independent Scotland should still use sterling while 15% said they neither agreed or disagreed and 9% did not know.

More than 3,600 people in England were questioned by YouGov as part of the research.

It comes as the key issue of what currency an independent Scotland would use comes under scrutiny in the run-up to the independence referendum on September 18.

 

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