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British PM will not quit if Scotland votes for independence

Published on May 20, 2014 1:22 AM

LONDON (AFP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted Monday he would not resign if Scotland votes to leave the United Kingdom.

Cameron ruled out standing down as premier if voters in Scotland plump for independence in the September 18 referendum.

He maintained he was right to agree to the ballot, after the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) of First Minister Alex Salmond won a clear majority in the devolved Edinburgh parliament three years ago and pledged to hold a referendum.

Asked directly if he would resign, Cameron told the BBC: "No, and I think it is very important people understand that, because it is not my name or anyone else's name on the ballot paper."

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