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David Cameron says he won’t resign if Scotland votes for independence

As polls narrow, and a Yes vote in the Scottish referendum becomes increasingly possible, the PM insists he won't resign if the Union breaks up.

By Anoosh Chakelian

The polls are narrowing with the Scottish referendum just a couple of weeks away. Alex Salmond’s dream of an independent Scotland is in sight. And David Cameron, responding to the shift in the campaign’s dynamic, has insisted he won’t be resigning if Scotland goes independent.

When asked whether he would resign, he told the BBC’s Today programme this morning:

I think it’s very important to say no to that emphatically for this reason: that what is at stake is not this prime minister or that prime minister, or this party leader or that party leader. What is at stake is the future of Scotland … I think it is very important for people in Scotland to realise the consequence of their vote is purely and simply about Scotland and its place in the United Kingdom.

We shouldn’t try and tie up in this vote the future of Alex Salmond or me.

Listen to the interview here:

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It could be that the PM will have no choice but to stand down, in the case of a Yes vote. In the scenario of a break-up of the Union, a no confidence vote is likely to be called in Westminster.

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