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MP Jim Murphy suspends pro-UK tour claiming "orchestrated" intimidation

The Labour MP Jim Murphy has suspended his Scotland-wide tour ahead of the independence referendum, citing "coordinated abuse" from "Yes" voters.

Pro-Union supporter Mr Murphy said his 100 Towns in 100 Days tour has been suspended for 72 hours, pending police advice. He was hit by an egg thrown while he was speaking in Kirkcaldy.

Yes Scotland said it condemned all forms of abusive behaviour and said most debate had been conducted in "responsible, peaceful and enthusiastic manner" BBC Scotland's Home Affairs Editor Reevel Alderson reports

  • 29 Aug 2014