David Cameron tells Scotland: 'We want you to stay'

The Prime Minister has made his highest-profile intervention in the debate on Scottish independence so far by calling on England, Wales and Northern Ireland to persuade Scotland to stay in the union. His call comes ahead of September's referendum.

View all 15 updates ›

Salmond urges Cameron to debate vote in Scotland

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?'"

More top news