Alex Salmond (far left) debates with Alistair Darling in an event hosted by Bernard Ponsonby (centre)
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Scotland: Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling disagree on status quo

Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling are going head to head in a TV debate ahead of the Scottish independence referendum.

First Minister Mr Salmond is putting the case for a "Yes" vote on 18 September, with Better Together leader Mr Darling, arguing for the Union.

Speaking during the two-hour STV debate in Glasgow, the two men disagreed on the merits of keeping the political status quo in Scotland.

The debate was first broadcast on the Scottish television network STV.

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