CNBC Host Apparently Unaware Ireland And The United Kingdom Are Different Countries
Why it’s important to pay attention in Geography class:
KERNEN: What about Scotland? I was using Scottish pounds.
SHANAHAN: Scottish pounds, yes. They use sterling.
KERNEN: They use sterling?
SHANAHAN: They use sterling. But we use euro.
KERNEN: WHAT? Why would you do that?
SHANAHAN: Why wouldn’t we do that?
KERNEN: Why didn’t Scotland? No wonder they want to break away.
SHANAHAN: They’re part of the UK, we’re not.
KERNEN: Aren’t you right next to …
SHANAHAN: We’re very close, but entirely separate, as you know.
KERNEN: It’s sort of the same island, isn’t it?
SHANAHAN: And in the North of Ireland, they have sterling …
KERNEN: THEY DO?
SHANAHAN: … but we have euro.
KERNEN: It’s just too confusing.