First Minister Alex Salmond at the London School of Economics

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The First Minister Alex Salmond told a capacity crowd at the London School of Economics (LSE) that Scotland would thrive economically post-independence and gave the 400-strong gathering six practical examples of steps that could be taken, by an independent Scotland with control of fiscal policy within a Sterling monetary union.

Mr Salmond spoke of his plans for an oil fund that could be worth £30 billion after only ten years.  The First Minsiter also insisted that an independent Scotland could have coped with the banking crisis.

Hear the full speech here: