PM heads north in 'desperate' bid to keep Scotland

Published on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 10:22
Written by Vicki Mitchem

PM David Cameron, second in command Nick Clegg and leader of the opposition Ed Miliband have gone to Scotland today in a last-minute attempt to keep the United Kingdom, United.

With just over a week until 'Scotland Decides' the leaders have put on a united front to hang on to the country and encourage the No vote from Scots, regardless of their political leaning.

The PM cancelled Prime Minister's Questions to visit Scotland: "Let's be frank, there's a lot that the political leaders disagree about but there's one thing that we all agree about passionately and that is that our United Kingdom is better off if we stay together. So tomorrow the right place to be isn't Westminster at Prime Minister's Questions, it is being in Scotland, listening to people, talking to people."

Alex Salmond was pleased about the visit saying the three were "the least trusted Westminster leaders ever and their collective presence in Scotland will be another massive boost for the Yes campaign." He added he would still like the PM to debate on independence face-to-face but with only eight days until the polls open, it seems unlikely.

Blair Jenkins from Yes Scotland said: "While the No campaign press the panic button and blame each other for a series of blunders, Yes will get on with the job of persuading more of our fellow citizens, both No and undecided voters, that we need a Yes vote to put Scotland's future in Scotland's hands."

The Yes campaign said the appearance of the Westminster trio was a "desperate" move from Better Together who were "panicking" after latest opinion polls suggested opinion in Scotland was tied.

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