Salmond Pressed on Currency in Scots Indepencence Debate

August 5, 2014 10:47 PM

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Salmond Pressed on Currency in Scots Indepencence Debate

Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond and former Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling clashed over the risks and merits of independence six weeks before a vote that could bring an end to the U.K.

In the first live televised debate of the campaign for the Sept. 18 referendum, Salmond presented the vote as a chance to make Scotland more democratic, more socially just and to capitalize on its resources. The ballot is “the opportunity of a lifetime,” Salmond, who heads the semi-autonomous Scotti...

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