David Cameron pleads with Scots to stay in the UK

David Cameron will make a speech today urging Scotland to stay part of the UK.

The prime minister will say 90% of Scottish financial services customers live in the rest of the UK and he will ask voters not to ditch one of the “oldest and most successful single markets in the world”.

This comes as home secretary Theresa May warned the Better Together campaign lacked confidence and needed to improve to pick up more undecided voters. Around a 150 business leaders signed a letter to Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond this week in support of the Yes campaign.

Speaking to the CBI in Glasgow, Cameron will say that most of Scotland’s trade is with the rest of the UK.

He will say: “This success doesn’t happen by accident. It happens because of the skill of people in Scotland and the opportunities that come from being part of something bigger, a large domestic market, underpinned by a common currency, common taxes, common rules and regulations, with no borders, no transaction costs, no restrictions on the flow of goods, investment or people. Ours really is an economy of opportunity.”

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