Scottish Independence: The risks for Cameron and Miliband

David Cameron
BEHIND the scenes, MPs are already calling for David Cameron’s head if Scotland votes to leave the United Kingdom later this month. So how much of this is self-serving bluster and how likely is it that the Prime Minister will be forced out of Number 10?

In reality, Cameron is unlikely to wave goodbye to the top job. He’s already said as much himself, promising unequivocally to stay in post no matter what happens on 18 September.

Rumblings on the Conservative backbenches may have more to do with the recent defection of Douglas Carswell to Ukip and concern in the ranks that the Tories don’t stand too much of a chance at the ballot box in 2015.

On the other hand, Cameron would forever be seen as the man in charge when Scotland left the UK. Not a good legacy.

ED MILIBAND is on fairly safe ground but Labour voters have been deserting the No campaign in their droves in recent weeks.

His party has a healthy number of MPs north of the border and has also fronted the Better Together campaign to encourage Scots to vote No. Former chancellor Alistair Darling is widely thought to have done a good job as the face of the No vote, holding his own in the TV debates against Alex Salmond, but the knives have been out for campaign director Douglas Alexander. Senior Labour figures are said to blame Alexander for a “patronising” TV advert that was widely panned in Scotland.

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