"The other thing about currency union is that it would take you slowly and surely to economic and then political union. So what is the point of leaving one political union only to end up coming back to the exact same point several years later." (http://news.stv.tv/politics/199694-independent-scotland-would-slowly-and-surely-return-to-the-uk/)“Remember this, we are not electing another government for five years, where if you don’t like it you can kick it out. You are voting on something that - if we decide to vote for independence - is irrevocable. There is no way back. They only have to win once and by one vote. And there is no going back.” (http://www.scottishlabour.org.uk/blog/entry/speech-to-scottish-labour-conference-by-alistair-darling-mp)
“Uncertainty will damage business. Sooner or later, a Scottish firm (the Royal Bank of Scotland) with 90 per cent of its business somewhere else is going to ask itself: Is staying worth the cost?” (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2232729/Royal-Bank-Scotland-quit-Scotland-Alex-Salmond-succeeds-independence-bid-says-Sir-Philip-Hampton.html)"Clearly this emphasises, whether we like it or not, Scotland would not have had sufficient funds to bail out RBS or HBOS – and this is an admission from Mr Salmond that this is the case." (http://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/political-news/darling-attack-as-reserve-bank-row-escalates.1327633654)
“So, as proud Scots who want a better future for Scotland, let’s be confident in saying: Yes, we are Better Together.” (https://secure.bettertogether.net/press/entry/full-transcript-of-the-launch-event-speech-by-alistair-darling)“Organisers of the ‘United With Labour’ campaign say they’re arguing for a fairer, better Scotland that stands strong within the United Kingdom. They’ll work with the ‘Better Together’ campaign run by the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats.” (http://wingsoverscotland.com/quoted-for-truth-15/)“Better Together campaign refuse to work with UKIP in bid to keep Scotland part of union”
“If you want anything more than a fairly minor change to the constitutional arrangement then at some point you are going to have to ask the rest of the UK which means that all the parties in a general election would have to have in their manifesto what they would intend to do.
At the moment this question has been confined to north of the border but once you go a little bit further then you are going to have to engage with the rest of the UK which is a rather different debate to the one we have had so far..”