The Scotsman Cartoon: Salmond and the referendum

SNP leader Alex Salmond has urged people to steer clear of unionist rallies after Better Together accused the Yes campaign of turning “sinister”.

Illustration: Iain Green
Illustration: Iain Green

Labour MP Jim Murphy was pelted with eggs and said he has been threatened with violence during his 100 Towns in 100 Days tour.

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Mr Salmond said, the referendum is “the most empowering story in history”. He also repeated his challenge for a televised debate with the Prime Minister, insisting Better Together leader Alistair Darling has now “withdrawn from the campaign” by refusing to do any more televised debates.