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The Governor of Britain's Bank of England, Mark Carney, speaks to business leaders at an event in Edinburgh, Scotland January 29, 2014.
The Governor of Britain's Bank of England, Mark Carney, speaks to business leaders at an event in Edinburgh, Scotland January 29, 2014.
(Chris Watt/Reuters)

Carney throws cold water on Scottish independence dream

In the nicest possible way, Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, jammed a large spanner into the wheels of the Scottish National Party’s independence train. For an independent Scotland to retain a currency union with Britain would require that Scotland give up some of its national sovereignty, said Mr. Carney, making pointed reference to the continuing struggles in the euro zone.