Salmond Pressed on Currency in Scots Indepencence Debate

August 5, 2014 10:47 PM

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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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