The Scotsman cartoon: Kilfoyle backs independence

Illustration: Iain Green
Illustration: Iain Green
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FORMER Labour defence minister Peter Kilfoyle has backed a Yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

Mr Kilfoyle served in Tony Blair’s government, he said at the moment there was a “huge imbalance” in the UK between the “favoured” areas of London and the South East and the rest of the country.

He spoke out after he met Alex Salmond in Liverpool, with the Scottish First Minister in the English city to speak at the International Festival for Business.

Mr Kilfoyle claimed the “aspirational message” of the campaign for independence “was far more attractive than the negativity and scaremongering of the No lobby”.

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