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Friday 19 September 2014

David Cameron warns Scottish breakaway would imperil UK stability, FDI

Published 07/02/2014 | 11:26

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British Prime Minister David Cameron
British Prime Minister David Cameron

UK Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday that Britain's stability and foreign direct investment would be at risk if Scotland votes to leave the United Kingdom in a referendum later this year.

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"We are quite simply stronger as a bigger entity, as an open economy of 63 million people with the oldest and most successful single market in the world," Cameron told an audience in London in a speech urging Scotland to remain part of the UK.

"That stability is hugely attractive for investors. Last year, we were the top destination for foreign direct investment in Europe. That is a stamp of approval on our stability - and I would not want to jeopardise that."

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