U.K. risks backlash by denying Scots the pound

Feb 17, 2014, 6:11 AM EST
 In this photo illustration, a sample Polymer ten pound British banknote sits on original ten pound British paper banknotes during a news conference at the Bank of England on September 10, 2013 in London, England.
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British politicians risk provoking a backlash in Scotland by saying that Scots will not be able to keep the pound if they vote for independence, Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond will say in a speech on Monday. Salmond is fighting a closely choreographed attempt by London to scupper Scotland's September 18 vote for independence by undermining his central economic case that Scotland could be a prosperous, independent nation.
U.K. risks Scottish backlash by denying Scots the pound [Reuters]