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Scottish independence: Sports minister Robison says politics won't hijack Games

8 January 2014 Last updated at 10:31 GMT

Scotland's Sports Minister Shona Robison believes politicians will not hijack the Commonwealth Games this summer.

She was responding to a call by former Scottish first minister Lord McConnell for both sides of the referendum debate to hold a truce during the two week sporting event in July.

Ms Robison told BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme: "Politicians of all persuasions across the debate will enjoy the Games, will be involved as appropriate but I don't think there is any willingness or desire to hijack the Games.

"What we all want is for it all to be a huge success for Scotland, we have invested a huge amount of time and resources in what will be Scotland's biggest sporting event we have ever had. Everyone wants it to be a success and that it will be a sporting success."

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