Cameron: "I won't resign if Scotland votes Yes"

Billy Ehrenberg
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David Cameron on the campaign trail in Scotland (Source: Getty)

David Cameron thinks the fate of Scotland is bigger than he is, after he denied a Yes vote in the Scottish independence referendum on 18 September could lead to his resignation.

Opinion polls have narrowed recently, with a recent survey showing 47 per cent of decided voters were leaning towards a Yes vote, up sharply from the usual 39 to 42 per cent.

The Financial Times, which keeps a poll of polls, shows more of a gap, however.

Although "it would break my heart if Scotland left the United Kingdom," Cameron belives that his fate should not be tied to that of Scotland. In an interview with the BBC, Cameron was unequivocal:

I think it’s very important to say no to that emphatically. What’s at stake here is not this prime minister or that prime minister, or this party leader or that party leader. What’s at stake is the future of Scotland.
Cameron's future has been a subject of contention recently, with Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Tories, fighting anti-Conservative sentiment by claiming it unlikely Cameron would be in government after the election next May.

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