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A speech by Gordon Brown in which the former Labour leader has insisted his timetable for more powers will be maintained has been broadcast live by the BBC.
 
The broadcaster has stepped in as anger begins to grow over the failure of the parties involved in the Better Together campaign to honour a vow given to the Scottish people in the days leading up to the independence referendum.

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron has ditched a pre-referendum vow to hold a vote in the House of Commons on further devolution for Scotland, dismissing such a move as "meaningless".
 
The revelation was made by First Minister Alex Salmond who yesterday announced he is to resign as First Minister and leader of the SNP.

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  I have has announced my intention to stand down as SNP Leader at the Party’s Annual Conference in November and then as First Minister when the SNP have elected the next Leader following a membership ballot.
 
My statement to the nation, made a few moments ago at Bute House, is as follows:

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Tennis hero Andy Murray has come out in support of a Yes vote in today's referendum.
 
In an announcement on twitter, which stunned fans as well as fellow Scots, 27 year old Murray revealed he was backing independence after the "negativity" from the Better Together campaign had "swayed his view".

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Addressing an audience of Yes campaigners in Perth this evening, First Minister Alex Salmond has told those gathered of his admiration for the greatest grassroots political campaign in Scottish history.

The First Minister said the show of people power contrasted with the Westminster establishment's cobbled together more powers offer, which has fallen apart in the face of Tory backbench opposition.

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Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been branded a "total hypocrite" after comments he made on the Scottish NHS in which he claimed the Scottish Government was lying about the threat to the NHS of creeping privatisation in England.
 
Yesterday Mr Brown, who has taken control of the Better Together campaign, launched an attack on the SNP and demanded they "make way" for Labour who he said would protect the Scottish NHS.

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  By Martin Kelly

The UK's most senior Civil Servant has been pressurising businesses in an attempt at getting them to speak out against Scottish independence, the editor of the Financial Times has said.

Speaking on the Today Programme this morning, Financial Times editor Lionel Barber said business leaders hadn't wanted to get involved in politics, but as polling day draws closer and the polls tighten: "Mr Cameron and the Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood has been on the phone saying, 'will you please speak up?'"

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