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Scotland prepares for day of destiny

Scotland's decision day has arrived, with voters north of the border going to the polls today to determine if the country should remain part of the United Kingdom or not.

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Brown attacks Salmond over NHS 'deception'

Former prime minister Gordon Brown has signalled he could return to front-line politics in Scotland by joining the Scottish Labour Party leader to take on Alex Salmond.

Gordon Brown spoke about the death of his daughter and his partial blindness as he vowed to ''nail the lie'' that Scotland's health service is at risk. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Mr Brown made the comments in a speech accusing the First Minister of deceiving voters in the independence referendum about the future of the National Health Service.

The Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath MP said that if Mr Salmond continues to "peddle lies" about the NHS he would join Johann Lamont to take on the SNP.

The nationalists have claimed that only a Yes vote will save the NHS from privatisation taking place south of the border.

During a speech in Kilmarnock today, he said: "I say this to Mr Salmond himself - until today I'm outside front-line politics - if he continues to peddle this deception that the Scottish Parliament under his leadership cannot do anything to improve the health service until he has a separate state, then I will want to join Johann Lamont in fighting him in securing the return of a Labour government as quickly as possible."

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