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Stay With US: UK’s Cameron Makes Desperate Plea To Scots

British Prime Minister David Cameron pleaded to the Scots not to rip the union apart, warning that the independence that they are pushing for will be irrevocable and no turning back.

In a campaign in Edinburgh, Cameron told Scottish voters that he “desperately wanted” them to stay and he does not want “this family of nations to be ripped apart.”

In his article for The Daily Mail, however, he enumerated the U.K.’s achievements over the centuries–from the abolition of slavery to the defeating of fascism, saying this could not be possible without the “special alchemy” of the country that can “smash expectations”,says The Telegraph.

Cameron also noted the rest of the world “looks on with awe and envy” at the modern British achievements such as the National Health Service and state pension system.

“The United Kingdom is a precious and special country. That is what is at stake,” he said.

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So let no one in Scotland be in any doubt: we desperately want you to stay; we do not want this family of nations to be ripped apart.


The Scots are set to hold a plebiscite on September 18, wherein they will to vote yes for independence and no for otherwise. Polls now show a neck-and-neck battle between the two sides, and Cameron is struggling to persuade voters to keep the union.

The prime minister warned that the result of the votes is not like an election that will be valid for 100 years, the results will be permanent and there will be no second chances, The Guardian reported.

“If we pull together we can keep on building a better future for our children. We can make sure our destiny matches our history, because there really will be no second chances. If the UK breaks apart, it breaks apart forever,” he said.

Several financial institutions, including Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Societe Generale, JP Morgan, RBC Capital Markets and Credit Suisse, have predicted about the disastrous effects of Scotland’s independence to U.K.’s economy. All these organizations believe that a yes vote in the referendum can reverse the country’s economic recovery.

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