Demonstrators attend a rally by the “Yes” campaign outside the BBC premises in Glasgow. REUTERS/Paul Hackett
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British Prime Minister David Cameron, who wants Scots to stay in the union, has already vowed that he will not allow an independent Scotland to keep using the pound, and ruled out any form of currency union.The Scottish government is predicting up to 38.7 billion pounds ($62.9 billion) in revenue over the next five years, while Britain is forecasting 17.6 billion pounds.Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman warned Scotland against using the pound without a currency union.European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso angered Scottish nationalists when he warned in February it would be "difficult, if not impossible" for an independent Scotland to become an EU member.Britain's Conservative-Liberal Democrat government and the opposition Labour party want Scotland's 5.3 million people to stay in the U.K., arguing that the Scottish economy can prosper in the union alongside England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
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