Salmond proposes Scottish high speed rail link

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.

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Salmond promises study into new high speed rail link heading south from Scotland. No detail re route or timeframe, however.

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Under a flag of St George in Carlisle, Alex Salmond tells English audience they'll benefit from Scottish independence http://t.co/gd5UQ42c5e

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Independence pleas from both sides on St George's Day

David Cameron and Alex Salmond have given speeches for and against Scottish independence, as England marks St George's Day.