Westminter's biggest political hitters, David Cameron and Ed Miliband, raised the stakes in the Scottish referendum debate yesterday by turning against each other just weeks before voters go to the polls.
During a visit to Lanarkshire yesterday, the Labour leader sought to position himself as odds-on favourite to win the general election in 2015, an outcome many Scots who do not like the Conservative Westminster government would welcome.
“Change is coming in the UK. The Tories are on their way out. They are losing their MPs. They are defecting, divided and downhearted. Even Ruth Davidson says David Cameron isn’t on course to be in Downing Street in a matter of months,” Miliband said.
The speech is a marked departure from the cooperation both leaders have shown towards each other during their campaign to keep Scotland united so far.
It came as David Cameron was pressed to reveal whether he would resign his position as leader if Scots vote to become independent later this month. Playing down the claims he said he would stay in post and urged Scots to remain part of the United Kingdom.