Surveys Show Scots Back the Pound

By Angus Macdonald

TWO thirds of Scots would want to keep the pound if Scotland votes in favour of independence should there be another referendum.

The BMG Research Survey for the Herald found that 64 per cent of people would preferably use the pound, while 24 per cent would like to use a new currency and 12 per cent would favour the Euro should Scotland leave the rest of the UK.

During the 2014 independence referendum the SNP suggested continuing using the pound as part of a currency union with the rest of the UK.

The currency debate became a talking point in the 2014 independence referendum when George Osbourne, the-then chancellor, claimed Scotland could not use the pound.

Nicola Sturgeon said that a new independence referendum is “on the table” after the Brexit vote in June as the majority of Scots voted to stay in the EU.

 

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