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  SNP votes for Scotland to quickly adopt new currency if it leaves UK
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Apr 27, 2019 04:12pm
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AuthorLibby Brooks
News DateSaturday, April 27, 2019 07:10:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe Scottish National party has voted to establish an independent currency “as soon as practicable” if Scotland were to leave the UK, as activists rejected a more cautious timetable put forward by the party leadership.

In a narrow victory for the grassroots, the party conference agreed by 52 votes to amend part of a wide-ranging economic blueprint, created by the party’s sustainable growth commission, to allow for a new currency to be fast-tracked and “ready for introduction as soon as practicable after Independence Day”.

The SNP leader and first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, had urged the membership to support a more gradual approach before this weekend’s campaign conference in Edinburgh.

The amended resolution was passed following a tense but respectful debate, which party deputy Keith Brown urged should be “an advert for independence”.
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