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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 53, December 30, 2007, Article 16

POLITICIANS CALL FOR SCOTTISH BANKNOTES TO BE HONORED IN ENGLAND

A call was made last night for Scottish banknotes to be
legally protected in England.

Alistair Carmichael, Scottish spokesman for the Liberal
Democrats, revealed he had received a letter from Mervyn
King, Governor of the Bank of England, confirming that at
present there was no requirement for shopkeepers and
businesses to accept Scottish banknotes.

"Mervyn King has confirmed that Scottish banknotes exist
in a kind of legal limbo," said Mr Carmichael. "It is ironic
that many shops and businesses in London have signs indicating
that they will accept euros but at the same time continue to
refuse Scottish banknotes."

The Orkney and Shetland MP added: "We live in a country where
both the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer
are Scottish. Scots in England have no legal recourse whatsoever
when their banknotes are refused, leading to embarrassment and
irritation. This situation is the result of historic accident
and it is now time to address it."

To read the complete article, see:
www.theherald.co.uk

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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