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The Treasury and Scottish Government have clashed over whether Scotland should keep the pound if the country votes for independence.
Chancellor George Osborne said: "I want the best for Scotland and for all our United Kingdom. We're better together."
Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney said Scotland could walk away from its share of the UK's debts if the Westminster government refuses to come to "a rational and considered agreement".
Debi Edward reports:
The Chancellor has warned that an independent Scotland would risk losing the pound.
Speaking in Glasgow George Osborne cast doubt on a euro-style currency zone, but the Scottish government disagree and has accused the Chancellor of scaremongering.
ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Wiener reports:
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, speaking to BBC News 24, accused the Chancellor of "political sabre-rattling".
He said that was for the "very simple reason that huge Scottish resources such as oil and gas would continue to protect the sterling balance of payments"
Speaking in Glasgow Chancellor George Osborne said, "the conclusion is clear, the pound we share works well. The saying goes - if it ain't broke don't fix it, but I say, if it ain't broke don't break it."
He added, "I want the best for Scotland and for all our United Kingdom. We're better together."
Speaking in Glasgow the Chancellor has said:
George Osborne has said that breaking the union between Scotland and the rest of the UK, "would represent a very deep dive in to uncharted waters."
"Let's be clear, abandoning current arrangements would represent a very deep dive in to uncharted waters. Would a newly independent Scottish state be prepared to accept significant limits on its economic sovereignty.
"To submit its budgetary plans to Westminster before Holyrood, to constraint the degree of tax competition between Scotland and the rest of the UK. To accept some continuing oversight and what is the economic case for the remaining UK?"
Scottish Finance Secretary John Swinney warned the Chancellor that he was "playing with fire". He told the BBC that Scotland could walk away from its share of the UK's debts if the Westminster government refuses to come to "a rational and considered agreement".
An independent Scotland would have to give up control over key elements of its economy if it wants to keep on using the pound, Chancellor George Osborne warned today.
Mr Osborne told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme:
Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander has told Daybreak: "I want Scotland to vote to stay in the UK".
Speaking about the independence vote, he said: "The disruption of unnecessarily erecting a new border on our island would be hugely damaging and that's what I want to stop."