The Scotsman Cartoon: Cameron’s last-minute pledge

DAVID Cameron is facing growing pressure from Conservative MPs after promising more powers for Scotland if there is a No vote in the referendum on Scottish independence.

Illustration: Iain Green
Illustration: Iain Green

The Prime Minister, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg signed a letter in the Daily Record pledging “extensive” new devolution if Scotland rejects independence.

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Alex Salmond dismissed the pledge as a “last minute desperate offer of nothing”.

The First Minister insisted the promise of extensive new powers for the Scottish Parliament would not dent the Yes campaign and raised questions about how binding the pledge is.