Scots In Favour Of Keeping The Pound

VOTERS have sent a clear message to Nicola Sturgeon as she draws up her currency plans for any independence campaign, with Scots ten to one in favour of keeping the pound.

The debate over sterling was one of the key battlegrounds the last time that Scots were asked this ‘once-in-a-generation’ question in 2014.

Alex Salmond insisted that Scotland could share the pound in a financial union with the rest of the UK, despite the UK Government firmly ruling out this option.

Earlier this year, it was widely reported the current SNP leader favours adopting a new currency as the key to securing victory in any new referendum.

However, a new poll has found that 68 per cent of voters agreed with the statement that “Scotland should continue using the pound, rather than creating a new Scottish currency”.

Only seven per cent of people disagree, with 25 per cent uncertain. Once this group is removed, a whopping 91 per cent of Scots want to keep sterling rather than adopt a Scottish pound.

The poll of 1,009 voters by BMG Research was conducted between February 23-27 and funded by Edinburgh based Brexit campaigner Mev Brown.

The survey also shows that women remain hugely unconvinced by the… [click for full story]


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