The Scotsman cartoon: Referendum debate differences

Illustration: Iain Green
Illustration: Iain Green
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WITH less than 100 days of campaigning until the independence referendum, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown had strong words for both sides of the debate.

He said the First Minister had made making Scotland look “small” by unfurling a Saltire flag behind David Cameron when Andy Murray won Wimbledon last year.

But Mr Brown also criticised the way Scots had been warned that they would not be allowed to share the Pound if they vote Yes.

He complained about “patronising” government publicity material suggesting Scots would be able to buy fish and chips every day for 10 weeks with the money they save by voting ‘No’ to independence.

Mr Brown also repeated his warning that pro-union politicians were allowing nationalists to portray the vote as “England against Scotland”.


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