Scotland lives uncertainty of independence. On Wednesday, UK party leaders goes it to plea a No vote on 18 September’s referendum. The prime-minister David Cameron (Tory), Deputy PM Nick Clegg (Lib Dem) and Leader of Opposition Ed Miliband (Labour) makes rallies across the Sctoland;
Speaking in Edinburgh, Cameron – who Downing Street has confirmed will return to Scotland on Monday – said he was often asked whether his party would find it easier to win UK elections without Scotland, which currently has one Tory MP.
He responded: “My answer to that is, I care far more about my country than I do about my party.
“I care hugely about this extraordinary country, this United Kingdom that we’ve built together.
“I would be heartbroken if this family of nations that we’ve put together – and we’ve done such amazing things together – if this family of nations was torn apart.”
Miliband, who spoke at a community centre in Cumbernauld, said: “I want to make the case to you today, head, heart and soul.
“I want to make the case to you from the head, which is that we are stronger staying together because we can better create a more equal, a more just, society.
“I want to make the case to you from the heart, because of the ties that bind us together and which would be broken apart by separatism.
“And I want to make the case to you from the soul, because it was in halls like this that our movement was formed on the basis of solidarity – solidarity that has built, not just our movement’s greatest moments, but our country’s greatest institutions, like our national health service.”
Clegg made his pitch to voters in Selkirk in the south of Scotland – key Liberal Democrat territory.
The deputy prime minister, said: “The family of nations that makes up the United Kingdom has done remarkable things over a long period of time.
“We’ve beaten fascism in Europe, we’ve created the NHS, we’ve created the BBC, Team GB did do well at the London Olympics – let’s keep doing the things that we do so well together but, as the same time, enter into an exciting new chapter of devolving new powers to Scotland as well.”
Meanwhile, Scottish first minister Alex Salmond (SNP) also on the campaign trail, suggested the main concern of the three UK leaders was keeping their own jobs.
He said: “Today what we have got is an example of Team Scotland against Team Westminster.
“The breadth and reach of the ‘Yes’ campaign is there for all to see – it is not about the Scottish National Party, the Green Party or political parties. It goes right through the whole sector of Scottish society
“What we are seeing today on the other side is Team Westminster jetting up to Scotland for the day because they are panicking in the campaign.
Recent opinion poll suggest no has 45% of the votes while yes has 42%. Conclusion: Scotties are undecides