I hope you don't mind, but I've reposted this link in the Scottish Politics thread, and I've made my comment regarding this there.http://www.murraysworld.com/forum/chit-chat/t23067/
I must translate the link at some point though.
And here we go, courtesy of google translate:-
British minister criticizes Scottish currency plans
If Scotland chooses independence, is to keep as currency. Difficult the pound to
Scottish voters may decide in 2014 whether Scotland should be an independent country. The referendum could mean the end for the United Kingdom in the present form: Scotland and England for hundreds of years the same king.
According to Osborne, the decision may have major economic consequences. A monetary union works with the minister only within a political and economic union.
Osborne cracked Scottish plans just to keep the British currency:'' That they carry important decisions about the Scottish economy to what will soon be a foreign government''.