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Cameron urges Britons to fight to keep Scotland

Published on Feb 7, 2014 9:29 PM
 
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech urging Scotland to remain part of the UK at the Olympic Park in east London, on Feb 7, 2014. Mr Cameron urged people in all parts of the United Kingdom on Friday to persuade their Scottish friends and family to vote "no" to independence in September's referendum. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron urged people in all parts of the United Kingdom on Friday to persuade their Scottish friends and family to vote "no" to independence in September's referendum.

In an impassioned speech in London, Mr Cameron warned there were "seven months to save the most extraordinary country in history", ahead of the September 18 vote which threatens to break up the UK.

Only four million Scots can vote, but the British leader reached out to the 59 million people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, which he said would be "deeply diminished without Scotland".

"Get on the phone, get together, email, tweet, speak, let the message ring out... We want you to stay," Mr Cameron said.

 
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