British PM David Cameron urges Scots not to break up nation
In his latest attempt to convince Scots ahead of a referendum on independence next year, Cameron said splitting the more than 300-year-old union of the two nations would leave them "poorer apart."
"Put simply: Britain works. Britain works well. Why break it?" he said in comments released ahead of the publication tomorrow of a British government analysis of Scotland's role in the United Kingdom.
Cameron played down arguments that Scotland would not prosper as an independent country, saying "I have no time for those who say there is no way Scotland could go it alone.
"I know first-hand the contribution Scotland and Scots make to Britain's success -- so for me there's no question about whether Scotland could be an independent nation.
"The real question is whether it should – whether Scotland is stronger, safer, richer and fairer within our United Kingdom or outside it. And here, I believe, the answer
London's political parties including Cameron's Conservatives are campaigning for Scotland to stay in the United Kingdom, while the Scottish National Party based in Edinburgh wants it to become independent.
Cameron said it was "wrong" of the devolved Scottish government, led by the SNP, to have revealed last week its plans for a transition to a new nation within a year and a half of a 'yes' vote.
"It's like fast-forwarding to the closing credits before you've been allowed to see
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