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Salmond asks Darling 20 times: Do you agree with PM?

Alex Salmond repeatedly pushed Alistair Darling to give a simple answer as he quizzed him more than 20 times if he agreed with David Cameron that Scotland can be a successful independent country.

The SNP leader told the former chancellor all he needed to give was a "yes" or "no" answer to his question as Darling repeatedly attempted to expand on his initial response.

But Darling refused to give him the word he wanted.

Watch the exchange here:

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Darling attacks Salmond: What is your plan B?

One of the feistiest exchanges in the independence debate came as Alistair Darling pushed Alex Salmond for his "plan B" if Scotland doesn't get to keep the pound upon leaving the union.

Unhappy with his first answer in which Salmond attempted to quote his opponent, the former chancellor asked the SNP leader to "contemplate for just one minute that you might be wrong".

Mr Salmond refused to contemplate the loss of the pound as he raised his voice to be heard above shouts from the audience.

Watch the feisty exchange here:

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Salmond presses Darling for 'yes' or 'no' answer

Alistair Darling has refused to give a yes or no reply to the question of whether Scotland could be a success as an independent country. ITV Border Political Editor Peter MacMahon has tweeted:

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@alexsalmond asks several times if @togetherdarling agrees w @david_cameron Scotland could be a successful indy country.No yes or no reply

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Darling challenges Salmond over currency union

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@togetherdarling challenges @alexsalmond over his claim that that indy Scotland would be part of Sterling currency union

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@alexsalmond says the answer is that we will use Sterling in a currency agreement. audience showing some scepticism over his replies

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@togetherdarling independent Scotland would have a currency run from London in a Sterling union "that's not independence" @togetherdarling

Ponsonby asks: What taxes will be devolved?

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Challenged by Bernard Ponsonby on what taxes would be devolved, @togetherdarling hesitates, audience cheer Bernard for asking #ScotDecides

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@togetherdarling recovers and says "substantial" powers on tax and welfare will be devolved if there is a No vote #ScotDecides #indyref

Darling warns 'there is no going back' with a Yes vote

In his opening address, Better Together leader Alistair Darling has said the independence debate is not about "patriotism" but the future of the country.

He described the vote as the "biggest decision we've ever made" but warned "there is no going back" if the Yes campaign wins.

Mr Darling said Scotland must "use the strength of the UK to make Scotland stronger" and said: "We can have the best of both worlds" by staying in the union.

He vowed to ask Alex Salmond questions that "he hasn't answered yet" in the campaign.

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