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Nicola Sturgeon: David Cameron and the UK 'living on borrowed time'

Nicola Sturgeon has issued a warning to Prime Minister David Cameron Credit: Pool

Nicola Sturgeon has said the Prime Minister is "on borrowed time" as he seeks to keep the United Kingdom intact.

The Scottish First Minister made the bold claim as both leaders marked the first anniversary of the independence referendum in which Scotland voted by 55% to 45% to remain in the UK.

In contrast to Cameron's stance that "Scotland's majority spoke" to keep the UK together, Sturgeon said the Government's "disrespect" of Scotland could put the unity of the nation in jeopardy:

What happens to the support for independence in the months and the years to come will depend as much on what you do as it will on what we do and right now you are living on borrowed time.

If you continue to ignore Scotland's voice, if you continue to disrespect the choice the people across this country made in May, more and more people will conclude that Westminster simply cannot deliver for Scotland.

So it is your choice Prime Minister but know this Scotland is watching.

– Nicola Sturgeon
David Cameron on the campaign trail last year. Credit: PA

The Prime Minister earlier outlined plans to secure the devolved Scottish Parliament and reiterates how the agreed legislation will make Holyrood "one of the most powerful devolved parliaments in the world".

Mr Cameron said:

One year ago, Scotland's majority spoke. More Scots voted to keep our kingdom united than have ever voted for any party in any election in Scottish history.

They voted decisively for a powerful Scottish parliament within a strong and secure United Kingdom. We listened.

So, let me be crystal clear: Scottish devolution is woven into the very fabric of our United Kingdom.

We will table an amendment to the Scotland Bill so there is absolutely no doubt: Holyrood is here to stay.

– David Cameron, PM

May's general election saw the SNP win all but three of the Scottish constituencies while two opinion polls this month have suggested a majority of people are now in favour of independence.

Nicola Sturgeon says many people think Westminster can't deliver for Scotland. Credit: PA