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The Scotsman Cartoon: Choice for Labour supporters

Illustration: Brian Adcock

Illustration: Brian Adcock

On a visit to Scotland yesterday Ed Miliband accepted many Labour traditionalists see a Yes vote as the best way to keep the Tories out - but insisted Labour can achieve this in next May’s UK election.

The Labour leader hit the campaign trail in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire as polls show Labour supporters are switching to independence in big numbers, leaving the Yes and No camps almost neck and neck.

Alex Salmond recently described anger among Labour voters over the party’s alliance with the Tories in the official pro-union Better Together campaign as the “fault line” at the heart of the No campaign.

Mr Miliband yesterday attacked the SNP’s pledge to cut corporation tax by 3p for the county’s biggest firms calling it “a continuation of the things that Tories have been putting forward, not a change.”

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