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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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  1. Martin Geissler

Scotland debate will boil down to a question of trust

In isolation these issues do not seem to be game-changers. In the main there has been only very marginal shifts in polling off the back of these big debates, over currency and Europe and this week over North Sea oil reserves.

David Cameron during a visit to the BP Etap platform in the North Sea. Credit: Andy Buchanan/PA Wire

I think to win this referendum the two sides will have to work not just on these intellectual and political arguments but also on the answer to a far deeper and more complex question that voters will ask themselves at the ballot box, and that is: who do we trust more?

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