The British government could not stop an independent Scotland keeping the pound, Alex Salmond said yesterday, as sterling moved to the heart of the debate about the union, writes Andrew Grice.
The Scottish first minister hit back at suggestions that Scotland would have to commit to joining the euro.
Mr Salmond said: "Sterling is not owned by (Chancellor) George Osborne. Our position is, let's use sterling until we're able to take a decision on euro." (© Independent News Service)