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Former Olympic champion sprinter Allan Wells has told ITV News voting 'no' to Scottish independence will be better for sport.
He spoke after David Cameron recalled the spirit of the London Games, which he said showed the combined strength of Team GB.
Mr Wells, who won gold in the 100m in Moscow in 1980, said Scottish athletes would lose out on opportunities for medals, as well as training with the best in Britain, if Scotland were to vote for independence:
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has dismissed David Cameron's speech on the Scottish referendum as "flimsy" and urged him to debate the issue in Scotland, rather than issue "edicts from Mount Olympus".
Speaking to ITV News, Mr Salmond said:
"Let's have a genuine democratic debate. If the Prime Minister is not prepared to accept that, people are going to start to ask: 'What is he frightened of?'"
There were no real surprises in David Cameron's speech today, but there were a few hackles raised by where he chose to say it from.
But David Cameron is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't, in Scotland.
He has three options on this referendum debate:
He either says nothing, in which case he's accused of ignoring a huge issue.
He can come up to Scotland and tell people how to vote, in which case he is accused of interfering.
Or he does what he did today: makes a speech from London, in which case it is said to be cowardice.
I think he would have stayed out of it for a while longer, but he has noticed what a lot of people up here have been talking about for a while.
The last six successive opinion polls in Scotland have shown a definite swing towards support for the pro-independence Yes campaign.
The unionists are still in front, but the gap is narrowing.
This was a speech not just to the Scots, but to England, Wales and Northern Ireland, saying to people there: "You might not have a vote, but you've got a voice. Please use it to help keep this union together."
First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones has backed David Cameron's bid urging Scots to vote in favour of the union.
He said his message to the Scottish people was: "As fellow Celts, stick with us in the union that's benefited us so much over the years.
"At the same time, we can express our national identities."
Prime Minister David Cameron ended his speech on Scottish independence with an call to arms against complacency saying "we have seven months, and we must do whatever it takes" to keep the United Kingdom together.
Speaking from the Olympic Stadium in London, he said:
"Let the message ring out. We want you to stay. Think of what we have done together, what we can do together, what we stand for together. Team GB is the winning team in the history of the world. Let us stick together for a winning future too."
Alex Arthur, former WBO featherweight champion and Commonwealth Games Gold medalists said it was wrong for David Cameron to lecture people in Scotland about why they should stay in the UK.
In a statement to ITV News following Cameron's impassioned plea for unity, he said:
"The proudest moment in my career is winning the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur for the sole fact that I won it for Scotland and I won it wearing the blue vest. If we were an independent nation we could also be competing at the Olympics.
"I’ve boxed all over the world including countries like Denmark, Norway, Switzerland and Sweden. They’re all small countries, most of them with less than 10 million people, and they’re absolutely fine.
"I believe that we’d be a better country if we were independent, I think we can definitely look after ourselves and I think it’s better for the future of our youth and our people that we vote Yes in September.
‘It’s wrong of David Cameron to lecture people in Scotland. He should debate with us instead."
The Prime Minister is being unashamedly emotional about the UK:
Prime Minister David Cameron is making an impassioned appeal for Scotland to remain inside the UK.
Speaking in Olympic Park in London, he said: "In the United Kingdom, Scotland is part of a major global player."
In his appeal for Scotland to remain within the UK, Prime Minister David Cameron stressed the importance of the free movement of people and businesses between Scotland and the rest of the UK. He said:
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Alex Salmond says Cameron's appeal to vote no to independence was 'flimsy' and has urged the Prime Minister to debate the issue in Scotland