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Alex Salmond "failed to provide voters with the real facts and costs of separation" following his speech this afternoon, said the Scottish Conservatives.
The party's chief whip John Lamont also attacked Mr Salmond's bid to woo more female voters with the promise of more women in his party, saying, "Alex Salmond knows he has a problem appealing to half of the electorate, but women can spot a dodgy chat up line when they hear it."
Responding to the First Minister's speech, former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell said:
Margaret Curran, Labour's shadow Scottish secretary, said: "No one will be taken in by Alex Salmond's speech."
"Nothing is more negative than his message that Scots should break up the country we have built over three centuries and turn our back on our neighbours," she went on.
In response to Mr Salmond's announcement of an increase in female representation in his cabinet, she said: "Women will see through his cynical attempts to win them over. Women's rights have improved during my lifetime because of, and not in spite of, Scotland being part of the UK."
"Labour led the way on delivering rights for women," she added. "Now even Salmond's own officials admit that he has no policy on childcare and his figures don't add up."
"The message to the people of Scotland is clear. Vote no and you have a chance of getting reality back rather than this drivel from Alex Salmond."
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond told ITV News "the finishing line is not going to be reached by statistics, it's going to reached by winning the argument" over Scottish independence
ITV News correspondent Martin Geissler reports.
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond poked fun at Lord Robertson's comments that a Yes vote for independence would be welcomed by the “forces of darkness” at his address today, joking that the "Daleks ain't too happy".
He called the No campaign, "totally laughable and completely ludicrous."
Thee 'No' campaign is "miserable, negative, depressing and the most thoroughly boring campaign in political history," he added.
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has challengded Prime Minister David Cameron to a debate on Scottish independence "now" at his party's conference.
He said: "Prime Minister, we can drum up a crowd for you in Scotland, all you have to say yes to is a debate."
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