Dr Stewart McAnulla discusses Salmond’s currency dilemma

On the issue of what currency an independent Scotland would have, Alex Salmond faces a difficult dilemma, writes Stuart McAnulla.

In the lead up to the Scottish referendum, Dr Stuart McAnulla, Lecturer in British Politics, discusses one of the key issues in the debate surrounding Scottish independence.

The article, entitled ‘Alex Salmond’s currency dilemma: Climb-down or lose’ and published on the LSE British Policy and Politics blog, explores a critical argument in Alex Salmond’s ‘Yes’ Campaign – the issue of currency.  Dr McAnulla argues that Salmond faces the lose-lose decision of putting forward a ‘plan B’ on currency or holding firm in his current stance, both ultimately leading to negative exploitation by the ‘Better Together’ campaign.