Scottish Lib Dem conference

The Scottish Liberal Democrat conference was held in Aberdeen today to debate the notion of an independent Scotland

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Nick Clegg warns of 'false patriotism'

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has warned voters against being lured into 'false patriotism', which is offered by Scottish independence or leaving the EU.

At the Scottish conference in Aberdeen, Nick Clegg called for unity and to support the partnership that has 'served us well'. He further argues that independence may isolate countries and damage alliances that have continued for many years.

'Either you believe that in an uncertain world, we have strength in numbers, as our party believes. Or you think - mistakenly in my opinion - that countries can stand alone and still stand just as tall.

It's seductive to some, there's no doubt about it: breast-beating nationalism always is. But leading a nation is about responding to the world as it is, not as we might like it to be.'

– Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg

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