As Scotland gears up for its vote on independence, the Yes and No camps have exchanged yet further barbs.
Ahead of Thursday’s vote, Alex Salmond, the figurehead off the call to separate, has accused his adversaries of scaremongering: “The positive campaign being run by the Yes side has gained so much ground, then all of the sudden we have two things, we have an increase in scaremongering, and a calling in of big organisations to try to help him out, and secondly we have the last minute desperate visits to try and shore things up. I’m just saying that it’s too little too late and a positive message will prevail.”
The accusations come after a group of major UK businesses came out against independence.
A surge in support for the Yes vote earlier this month led to a scurry of Westminster leaders towards Scotland. Britain’s prime minister David Cameron used his last day on the campaign trail to try and woo undecideds:
“This is a decision that could break up our family of nations and rip Scotland from the rest of the UK. This is a once-and-for-all decision. If Scotland votes yes the UK will split and we will go our separate ways forever.”
His words may ring louder at an event south of Scotland. Supporters of the union have been urged to take to London’s Trafalgar Square in their thousands.
With polls almost neck and neck both camps appear to need as many vocal backers as they can get.