Scotland's First Minister hit out at the Chancellor for publicly speaking against a currency union with an independent Scotland.
Alex Salmond told Good Morning Britain "it isn't George Osborne's pound" but a currency built up "by the people of Scotland and the rest of the UK over many years".
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