ref date:11 Nov 1999 (EU)
SNPs Salmond calls for dumping of the pound
To an audience of leading European financiers and economists Alex Salmond
said Scotland would be better off dropping the pound NOW and embracing the Euro.
The strong pound and the Government's priority of an
"economic policy made in the south-east of England
by the south-east of England and for the south-east of
England", was undermining the Scottish
he went on to say,
"Scotland is a trading nation and our main trading
partner is the EU. At present, over 60% of our
manufactured exports are to the EU and it is to
Europe that we must look to secure Scottish
prosperity and Scottish jobs"