ALEX Salmond and The Chancellor's recent decision to rule out a pound-sharing deal was followed by a threat from
Speaking in a personal capacity,
The group, which brings together experts from around the globe, announced the rare meeting shortly after
He was asked if, following
"I don't know what the outcome of the meeting is going to be but there is no intent on the agenda to talk about something called a Plan B.
"There are various options. We'll take another look at them and say did we miss anything or ask what are some of the implications. But I would be surprised if we recommended anything other than what we have already recommended."
He said: "One option is better than the others - Plan A."
The pair spoke after they had given evidence to a Holyrood committee on plans to create a Scottish tax collection agency.
In their report last year, the group said a formal currency union was the best option if Scots voted Yes in September's poll.
The other viable options they identified were joining the euro or creating a new currency, either pegged to sterling or "free- floating" on the international exchange markets.
However, they were dismissive of so-called "sterlingisation" - unilaterally keeping the pound without Bank of
When it was put to him that
"All I'm saying is if I was negotiating now that's the position I'd take too because I'd want to spread doubt in people's minds."
He said morally most people in
He defended the currency union plan, insisting it would not require a referendum south of the Border, as some opponents have suggested.
The group, which includes two Nobel prize winners, professors
Referring to the economic policy constraints the plan would be likely to impose on an independent
Scottish Labour's finance spokesman
ALEX Salmond and
The Chancellor's recent decision to rule out a pound-sharing deal was followed by a threat from