PM Rejects TV Debate Offer With Alex Salmond

Prime Minister David Cameron has turned down an offer of a TV debate with Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.

Mr Salmond had invited Mr Cameron to debate Scottish Independence but the PM refused, saying instead that Mr Salmond should debate Alistair Darling, head of the pro-Union campaign group Better Together.

On 18 September 2014, Scotland will hold a referendum on its independence from the UK, simply asking: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"

It is understood that Mr Cameron agreed that there should be public debates ahead of the referendum, but added that while Mr Salmond can place himself as the leader of the Yes campaign he should not decide who leads the No.


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