Scotland independence LIVE: Sturgeon to storm ahead with vote despite PM 'reckless' claims

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9.23am update: Gordon Brown claims people of Scotland are “more Scottish than British”

The former prime minister told the BBC many people in Scotland consider themselves “more Scottish than British”

He said: “You see what has happened in Scotland is that people assume from London that it is 50/50.

“Fifty percent hell-bent on independence, 50 percent dyed in the wool unionists, that is not the Scotland I see.

“The middle Scotland that is about 40 percent of Scots they are certainly more Scottish than British.

“They prefer Nicola Sturgeon obviously to Mr Boris Johnson.”

8.57am update: Jacob Rees-Mogg said the 2014 referendum made a decision for “the time” but not “all eternity”

The Leader of the House of Commons claimed David Cameron’s decision to agree to a referendum in 2014 was “very proper”.

Speaking on The Westminster Hour, Mr Rees-Mogg said: “I think David Cameron was extremely wise in the 2014 referendum to agree basically everything that the SNP wanted – so they got the votes at 16, they were able to set the question – because they then couldn’t say afterwards that this vote was unfair, it was fiddled or in any way skewed against them and that seems to me to have been a very proper referendum and it made a decision for a period of time.

However, he added “inevitably it hasn’t made a decision for all eternity”.



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