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Leaders to Miss Prime Minister's Questions as They Scramble to Save Union

Leaders to Miss Prime Minister's Questions as They Scramble to Save Union

The leaders of all three main parties in the UK have agreed to miss tomorrow’s weekly instalment of Prime Minister’s Questions and travel to Scotland in a last-ditch bid to save the Union.

Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Labour leader Ed Miliband issued a joint statement saying they had agreed to miss the weekly head-to-head debate in the House of Commons in order to travel north of the border and help the campaign to save the union.

The debate will still go ahead tomorrow, although it will likely be between Leader of the House of Commons William Hague and Labour’s Deputy Leader Harriet Harman.

In a joint statement issued via Facebook, the three party leaders said: “There is a lot that divides us – but there’s one thing on which we agree passionately: the United Kingdom is better together.

The news comes as polls continue to narrow in the Scottish referendum campaign, with just over a week to go.

Earlier today, the leaders of Scotland’s three main unionist parties came together to lend their support to former Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s plan to give more powers to Scotland if it votes ‘no’ to independence.

The presence of Cameron, Clegg and Miliband on the campaign trail will be an almighty gamble, however, as the Westminster leaders are not highly regarded within Scotland. A recent YouGov poll found that while Scots distrust politicians of all political colours, they particularly dislike the leaders of the UK’s three main political parties.


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