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Alex Salmond, the leader of the Scottish National Party, has proposed a new high speed rail link heading south from Scotland. Our correspondent Martin Geissler was in Carlisle tonight listening to Mr Salmond's speech on the benefits of Scottish independence for England.
Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond has spoken to ITV News ahead of his speech in Carlisle later. He said Scotland's independence would "re-balance the economy of these islands", promoting economic growth in the the north of England.
David Cameron has delivered his St George's Day message, urging the public to reflect on England's role in sustaining "the world's greatest family of nations, the United Kingdom".
The Prime Minister said the English patron saint's day had been overlooked "for too long" but people were now comfortable coming together to celebrate the nation's achievements.
The Prime Minister has urged the people of Scotland to stay in the UK with a message on St George's Day:
The UK "will always be greater together" and England use St George's Day to reflect on its role in "the word's greatest family of nations", the Prime Minister will say later today in a speech.
The Prime Minister will issue a St George's Day plea to the people of Scotland to stay in the UK and remain united with England in the "world's greatest family of nations".
David Cameron will sing the praises of the UK as he attempts to lure Scottish voters into staying in the union.
He said the UK was a "global success story" and "no matter how great we are alone, we will always be greater together".
Scottish voters will decide on September 18 whether to split from the rest of the UK in favour of an independent future.
The social union between Scotland and the rest of the UK "will remain", Alex Salmond is expected to say in a speech given in the north of England later today.
The First Minister will argue people either side of the border can still marry freely and the monarchy will preside over Scotland as it does for "other Commonwealth countries":
Scotland's First Minister will attempt to woo more voters along the border with England, arguing there will be no disruption to trading relationships if voters chose to go it alone.
In a speech given in the English city of Carlisle on St George's Day, Alex Salmond will insist Scotland will keep the pound, despite a rousing refusal from all major UK parties to agree to a currency union.
The SNP leader is expected to refute Westminster allegations that Scottish independence will have a "profound change" on cross-border relations.
Instead, Mr Salmond will claim existing social and economic ties on the border will continue as they are.
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The Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has used a speech in Carlisle to propose a high speed rail link between England and Scotland.