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Coalition hunts minister at centre of currency union row
“Downing Street has ordered an inquiry to find the Coalition minister who went dramatically off-message by contradicting Chancellor George Osborne's insistence that sharing the currency with an independent
had been completely ruled
out.” (source) Scotland
I am not an economist, so perhaps, apart from purely business exchange across borders reasons, I cannot see any benefit of an independent
a formal currency agreement with Westminster
to use the pound.
An informal using of the Scottish pound may help ease the transition in the early days of independence, but ultimately I think the less we have to do with the finances of a virtually bankrupt rUK, the better. There are an abundance of small countries using their own currency and doing well in the world, why this continual dance about the importance of a formal currency arrangement?
Let's be completely independent.
“The minister has been quoted as suggesting that, if Britain wanted to keep its Trident nuclear deterrent at Faslane and Scotland wanted a currency union, “you can see the outlines of a deal”.(source)
As far as Trident goes, I think the only reference I've seen to actually using it as a negotiating tool is from this 'unnamed minister', and I can see how certain movers in Westminster worry about their 'big shiny toy' and will try any ploy to keep hold of their 'precious' for as long as possible. I don't really care a jot who the 'unnamed minister is, and suspect that his identity is already well known to those who do, and I suspect he or she has been (secretly) reprimanded or rewarded for following orders, or not, whatever the truth may be!
Scotland will have a wealth of
negotiating cards to deal, I cannot see Trident ever being used as one of them,
out with what has already been proposed in the white paper.
As for a formal currency arrangement, I can live without that, why would I want to be tied to something like this: DEBTBOMBSHELL