Salmond: Days of London dictating to Scotland 'over'

Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond accused UK officials of attempting to bully Scotland.

Salmond: Days of London dictating to Scotland 'over'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond hit out at UK officials after Chancellor George Osborne said that Scotland could not used the British Pound if it votes for independence later this year.

Salmond said that the UK chancellor's comments amount to "bullying" and that "the days of Westminster politicians dictating to Scotland are over".

Saying that such a move would "backfire spectacularly", Salmond called the the chancellor's bluff by saying that the UK would not support such a position if Scots vote for independence in the September 18 referendum, as it would be "against the interests of Scotland and against the interests of business in the rest of the UK".

Although Scotland seeks independence under the leadership of Alex Salmond, the Scottish government has insisted on maintaining a currency union with the Bank of England. 

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