Cameron warns Scottish breakaway would imperil UK stability, FDI
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday that Britain's stability and foreign direct investment would be at risk if Scotland votes to leave the United Kingdom in a referendum later this year.
"We are quite simply stronger as a bigger entity, as an open economy of 63 million people with the oldest and most successful single market in the world," Cameron told an audience in London in a speech urging Scotland to remain part of the UK.
"That stability is hugely attractive for investors. Last year, we were the top destination for foreign direct investment in Europe. That is a stamp of approval on our stability - and I would not want to jeopardise that."
(Reporting By Andrew Osborn; Editing by Guy Faulconbridge)
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this
- Pro-independence Scots narrow gap to victory ahead of vote - poll
- UK's fate in the balance as poll shows record support for Scottish independence
- Child abuse revelations divide "most shameful town in Britain"
- Kremlin adviser says military strategy to reflect Ukraine crisis, NATO expansion - RIA
- Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage