British P.M. will urge Scotland to stay in U.K.

Feb 07, 2014, 5:13 AM EST
British Prime Minister David Cameron walks up Downing Street ahead of the weekly cabinet meeting on February 4, 2014 in London, England.
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David Cameron is to urge Scotland to vote against independence in September's referendum, saying: "We want you to stay." In a speech in London, the prime minister will argue that the whole UK would be "deeply diminished" if Scotland opted to leave. Mr Cameron will also warn supporters of the Union against "complacency". But the Scottish National Party said he was "cowardly" for not making the speech in Scotland. Mr Cameron will invoke the spirit of the Great Britain Olympic team, which won 65 medals in 2012, when he speaks at the Olympic Park in east London.

Background:

Scottish independence: We want you to stay, Cameron will say [BBC]

Scots who built British Empire wield power to call time on U.K. [Businessweek]