David Cameron vows not to step down after Yes vote

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DAVID Cameron has insisted he will not resign as Prime Minister if there is a Yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

Speaking ahead of the Nato summit in Wales, Mr Cameron also insisted that Scots can still be patriotic and vote No on 18 September.

But with the polls closing in favour of Yes the Prime Minister was pressed on his future.

Mr Cameron said: “I think it’s very important to say no to that emphatically.

“What is at stake here is the future of Scotland. It is for the Scottish people to decide, ‘Do you want to separate yourself from the United Kingdom or do you want to stay in the United Kingdom?’

“It’s very important for people in Scotland to realise that the consequence of their vote is purely and simply about Scotland and it’s place in the United Kingdom. We shouldn’t try and tie up into this vote the future of Alex Salmond, the future of me or anybody else.”

Mr Cameron also said that Scots can still be “patriotic” but still vote to remain in the UK.

“I would argue that you can be far prouder of your Scottishness…than your Britishness and still believe that you can succeed in the United Kingdom. It’s not true that the only option is to vote Yes. You can be a proud, patriotic Scot but believe in this family of nations.”

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