David Cameron says Scottish independence would be a 'tragedy'

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The prime minister has told BBC Scotland that it would be a "tragedy" if Scotland was to become independent.

Speaking ahead of his party's conference in Birmingham, David Cameron said he "dearly hopes" that Scotland votes to remain part of the United Kingdom. He said he would campaign "with everything I've got" to ensure that happens.

Mr Cameron also indicated that a deal with the Scottish government over a single question referendum in 2014 was "close".

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