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Rennie calls for clarity from nationalists on currency plans

February 13, 2014 10:47 AM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting on the publication of Treasury analysis of SNP proposals forWillie Rennie MSPWillie Rennie MSP a currency union in the event of Scottish independence, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

"The nationalists wanted clarity on the currency. Yet they complain they now have it.

"The nationalists need to match that clarity. People in Scotland will want to know what currency arrangement an independent Scotland would adopt now that a Sterling currency union is no longer an option.

"The united stance from all three main UK parties is measured and based on sound rationale. We conclude it would not be in the interests of the UK or an independent Scotland to have a Sterling currency union.

"Now that the pound has been ruled out the nationalists must tell us what is being ruled in.

"Scotland needs to remain in the UK to keep the benefits of the UK. To keep the pound we need to remain in the UK."