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Best quotes from Scottish independence referendum campaign

Best quotes from Scottish independence referendum campaign

Scotland votes on whether to become independent of Britain in a close-fought referendum on Thursday.

Here are some of the most memorable quotes which have emerged during the campaign:

“No one, absolutely no one, will do a better job of running Scotland than the people who live and work in Scotland. On September 18, we have the opportunity of a lifetime.”

First Minister Alex Salmond, who is leading the “Yes” to independence campaign, in a TV debate on August 5.

“Any eight-year-old can tell you the flag of a country, the capital of a country and its currency. Now, I presume the flag is the Saltire, I assume our capital will still be Edinburgh but you can’t tell us what currency we’ll have.”

Pro-union campaign leader Alistair Darling to Alex Salmond in the same debate.

British Prime Minister David Cameron refers to the unpopularity of his Conservative party, which is backing the union, on a visit to Edinburgh on September 10.

“Harry Potter” author JK Rowling, a leading backer of the campaign to keep Scotland part of Britain, in a statement on her views on June 11.

Irvine Welsh, the Scottish author of “Trainspotting” and a “Yes” campaign supporter, on Twitter on September 9.

US President Barack Obama on the state of the union at a G7 summit in Brussels on June 5.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Scottish independence in comments published by the Times newspaper on August 16.

Leading Scottish historian Tom Devine reveals he is backing the “Yes” camp in an interview with the Observer newspaper on August 17.

Scottish actor Alan Cumming, star of the “X Men” films, urging a “Yes” vote in a public appearance on September 8.

Scottish comedian Billy Connolly in a BBC interview shown on February 17, saying he planned to be out of the country for the referendum and would not vote.

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