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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. He said:

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 economy.

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"