English oppose shared currency with independent Scotland

A majority of English people oppose Scotland continuing to use the pound if it votes to become independent in a September referendum, a survey showedA majority of English people oppose Scotland continuing to use the pound if it votes to become independent in a September referendum, a survey showed on Wednesday. The question of whether Scotland could keep the pound if it leaves the United Kingdom has emerged as a defining issue in the debate ahead of the referendum in under a month’s time. Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond and his Scottish National Party insist Scotland should have a formal, euro-style monetary union with what would remain of the United Kingdom: England, Wales and Northern Ireland. According to the Future of England Survey of more than 3,600 voters in England, 53 percent of respondents disagreed with the idea of Scotland keeping the pound if it became independent.

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