UK Union Current Affairs - 2019
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British PM David Cameron along with the former PM John Major have come out in a major way to reach out to the Scots emotionally by appealing them to refrain from voting a ‘yes’ to the Scottish independence referendum.
His article in the Daily Mail newspaper tried to strike emotional chords with the Scots to not to break the 300-year long union and expressed his doubts over the genuiness of the ‘yes’ campaigners. He cited the vagueness of the latter in terms of critical areas for a sound government and other promises.
He also expressed that a no-campaign will mean significant new additions of powers for Scotland over tax, spending and welfare which will be accessible and same for all. He also stated that the decision of Scots to remain in the union will also mean an immediate increase in the powers of their government.
Cameron asked the Scots to stay as he wrote “let no one in Scotland be in any doubt: we desperately want you to stay; we do not want this family of nations to be ripped apart. The United Kingdom is better together,”.
He brought out the wonderful achievements and challenges which they as a union have made and braved respectively.
Opposition Labor party leader Ed Miliband and Cameron’s coalition partner Nick Clegg, both travelled to Scotland to enumerate the importance that political leaders rest on preserving the union between Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom which has stood many tests of time.
John Major, in another article wrote that the union is one of the most prestigious one in the history and any break will spell doom for the whole UK. It will also dilute its standing as a permanent 5 of the UN.