Cameron: Scottish referendum 'is a major life decision'

David Cameron will attempt to tackle accusations of "scaremongering" over Scotland's future as he opens the Scottish Conservative party conference today. He will warn that "this referendum is a major life decision" and all the facts need to be known.

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Cameron attacks 'wrong and irresponsible' nationalists

David Cameron has condemned Scottish nationalists as "wrong and irresponsible" for dismissing warnings about the political consequences of the upcoming referendum as a "south of the border conspiracy".

Addressing the Scottish Conservative party conference, the Prime Minister said the warnings about an independent Scotland's currency and place in Europe were necessary with citizens ready to make a "major life changing decision".

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Cameron: 'No vote is not a vote for no change.'

David Cameron told the Scottish Conservative Party conference in Edinburgh that a 'no vote' can mean further devolution and more power to the Scottish people.

"Let me be absolutely clear: a vote for 'no' is not a vote for 'no change'.

"We are committed to making devolution work better still.

"Not because we want to give Alex Salmond a consolation prize if Scotland votes No, but because it's the right thing to do.

"Giving the Scottish Parliament greater responsibility for raising more of the money it spends.

"So here's the re-cap: vote yes, that is total separation.

"Vote no, that can mean further devolution more power to the Scottish people and their Parliament, but with the crucial insurance policy that comes with being part of the UK."

– David Cameron, Prime Minister

Cameron: 'No going back from Independence'

David Cameron has told the Scottish Conservative Party conference in Edinburgh there will be 'no going back' if Scotland vote yes for independence.

"Six months from now the day will dawn , the polling booths will open, the voters will come out and the people of Scotland will decide - stay or go.

"Stick with the UK or walk away.

"If the Scottish people vote Yes in September, then Scotland will become an independent country, there will be no going back, no second chances."

"We face a monumental battle to keep our United Kingdom together."

– David Cameron, Prime Minister
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PM to tackle 'scaremongering' over Scotland

David Cameron will focus on his fight to keep Scotland in the UK as he opens the Scottish Conservative party conference later today.

David Cameron and Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond pictured in January Credit: PA

He is due in Edinburgh, where he will draw on recent interventions from major businesses, such as BP and Shell, in the referendum debate.

Read: Bullish Salmond says he is not prepared for a 'No' vote

Mr Cameron will attempt to tackle accusations of "scaremongering" over the country's future, saying he wants to "take that myth apart".

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Cameron: Referendum is a major life decision

Speaking at the opening of of the Scottish Conservative party's spring conference in Edinburgh, the prime minister is expected to say the referendum is "a major life decision" that shouldn't be made without knowing the full consequences.

He is expected to add:

And look at who's laying out those consequences: the governor of the Bank of England, the president of the European Commission, business chiefs from companies like BP and Shell; Alliance Trust and RBS; Lloyds, Barclays - the list goes on.

These are not political puppets, they are serious, non-partisan figures.

So, the idea that these are empty warnings and political scare-mongering is a myth - and we owe it to the people of Scotland to take that myth apart.

– Prime Minister David Cameron

Read: PM to tackle 'scaremongering' over Scotland