PM demands Scottish empowerment

PRIME Minister David Cameron has called on Alex Salmond to hand more powers to “people and communities” in Scotland ahead of a trip north on the local election campaign trail today.

The Conservative leader hailed an “important fortnight for devolution” after MSPs at Holyrood backed the Scotland Bill.

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“We’ve seen all four main parties working together for Scotland,” Mr Cameron said ahead of today’s visit. “I promised that I would deliver on devolution and next week should see the Bill pass through Westminster.

“This is a major milestone in the constitution of Scotland, with more responsibility and accountability handed to Scots.”

Mr Cameron will join Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson on the campaign trail today