In an interview for the PoliticsHome podcast to be released later today, Mr Murphy said: “If I was living in Scotland – if I had a vote – I suspect I would vote for independence.”
D’ye think we could fix it so he moves and also that they do go?
During the previous Scottish independence referendum in 2014, the SNP argued Scotland should be able to keep the pound after breaking away from the UK.
But Mr Murphy said: “If a state is to be independent it has to have its own currency. In my opinion the two are fundamentally related to each other.”
So no state which is in the euro is independent then, eh? That will make the next visit to Brussels interesting.
He said if Scotland was tied to the pound it would have no control over its own fiscal policy and would therefore lack key “levers of power” required to run its own economy.
Twat. It would have no control over its monetary policy…..