PM promises North Sea cash if Scotland stays with UK

David Cameron and Alex Salmond have clashed over the future of Scotland's oil and gas industry as they held rival Cabinet meetings within a few miles of each other. The Prime Minister warned that leaving the UK would harm the key sector.

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Salmond: Independence vote polls are 'tightening'

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has said that the latest opinion polls showed the race for independence was tightening as he promised that oil and gas policy in the North Sea would be more stable in an independent Scotland.

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond. Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Mr Salmond said there had been 16 tax changes in the North Sea in 10 years and 14 oil ministers in 17 years.

"One of the things that a Scottish control of oil and gas would offer is a much more stable long-term policy," he said in an interview on BBC radio.

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