Speculators Eye Next Prey How Safe Is Britain's Proud Pound?

First the euro, now the pound. Britain's currency is coming under massive pressure as speculators bet that the UK's national debt will soon get out of hand. Like Athens, London has its share of problems -- and the Brits don't have any euro zone partners to back them up.
London's Canary Wharf district: Speculators have set their sights on the British pound.

London's Canary Wharf district: Speculators have set their sights on the British pound.

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