Scottish independence: Momentum boost for ‘No’ claim

Mr Darling said the Yes campaign is trailing in the polls. Picture: Jane Barlow
Mr Darling said the Yes campaign is trailing in the polls. Picture: Jane Barlow
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The offer of more devolution for Scotland from all three of the main unionist parties has boosted momentum for No in the independence campaign, according to Better Together leader Alistair Darling.

Mr Darling said the Yes campaign is trailing in the polls, while he is confident that Better Together speaks for the majority of voters.

He made the comments ahead of the launch of Tourism Together at Loch Lomond yesterday. The group comprises people working in Scotland’s tourism industry who back a No vote.

As part of the launch, Tourism Together published an analysis paper setting out its key arguments.

Mr Darling said: “The Nationalists are trailing in our wake with just weeks to go till referendum day. It’s the Nationalists’ campaign that is running out of steam, running out of time and now running out of arguments.

“Our No Thanks campaign has all the momentum and it’s the Nationalists’ campaign that has all the problems. They wanted to suggest that a No vote was a vote for no change. Now all three main political parties are promising significant extra powers for Scotland backed by the strength, stability and security of the United Kingdom.”