ALISTAIR Darling piled the pressure on Scottish First Minister
During the two-hour exchanges broadcast only to viewers in
He warned that keeping the pound without a currency union, in the way
But the SNP leader refused to answer except to say that Westminster would ultimately agree to a union and that keeping the pound was both "logical and desirable".
An ICM poll of viewers for the Guardian released immediately after the debate showed Darling had won by 56 per cent to 44 per cent.
However Salmond also put up a fight in what at times were angry exchanges, pressing the former chancellor of the exchequer over whether he agreed with Prime Minister
Setting out his case at the start of the debate, Salmond urged Scots to seize "the opportunity of a lifetime".
He said: "No one, absolutely no one, would do a better job of running
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