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".
Prime Minister David Cameron will address the Scottish Conservative Party conference being held this week at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. The referendum on Scottish independence is expected to be high on his agenda.
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.
David Cameron will focus on his fight to keep Scotland in the UK as he opens the Scottish Conservative party conference later today.
He is due in Edinburgh, where he will draw on recent interventions from major businesses, such as BP and Shell, in the referendum debate.
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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The Scottish Nationalists attacked the Prime Minister for politicising the Olympic spirit and again challenged him to debate independence with First Minister Alex Salmond.
Speaking after David Cameron's speech at the Olympic park in London, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the Prime Minister “hasn’t got the guts” to come to Scotland to deliver the speech.
David Cameron today invoked the Olympic spirit of Team GB to make the case against Scottish independence.
The Prime Minister says the UK would be deeply diminshed without Scotland.
Mr Cameron called on people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in favour of the union to make their voice heard even though they don't have a vote.
Here's some of the Prime Minister's speech.
The Prime Minister has given an Olympic themed speech urging Scotland to remain in the UK.
Speaking at the Olympic Park in London, David Cameron said the whole of the UK will lose out if Scotland votes for independence in the referendum.
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The Prime Minister will deliver an Olympic themed speech as he urges Scotland to remain part of the UK later today.
At the Olympic Park in London, David Cameron will argue that the whole of the UK will lose if Scotland votes for independence in the referendum.