Is Alex Salmond an honourable man who believes wholeheartedly that an Independent Scotland offers a better way of life to his countrymen or a deluded egomaniac?
I don't know but to me he seems a shifty politician who appears to believe that having cake and eating it is the prerogative of those splitting from the rest of the country.
One would imagine that even to a politician it would be logical to realise that somethings will need to be given up as the price of independence, and I would think that monetary independence would mean that the Scottish would need to have a different pound (or Euro), some definitions of an independent country take a currency as being part of 'going it alone'.
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The other issue for the Scot Nats to resolve is the question of entry into the EU - of course within the EU there are countries such as Spain who would worry about making it look like the Basques could carry out a similar change of status as the Scots but this does not mean that the EU membership is a non-issue.