Search

Prime Minister David Cameron to speak at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Scottish independence referendum

09:05 07 February 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Prime Minister David Cameron will call on the United Kingdom to unite when he gives a keynote speech from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this morning.

Ahead of Scotland’s upcoming independence referendum, Mr Cameron will attempt to summon up the patriotic spirit of the 2012 Games, arguing the whole country will lose if Scotland leaves the UK.

At a location carefully chosen to symbolise the successes of the whole UK working together as “Team GB”, he will argue the Olympic medals were won under the banner of a Union flag that was not only red and white, but also blue.

He will say: “It’s Team GB I want to talk about today - our United Kingdom.”

He will also stress that the decision on independence is “squarely and solely for those in Scotland to make”, saying: “It is their choice, their vote”.

The speech will be his most high-profile intervention in a referendum campaign he has repeatedly stated his desires to maintain the Union, but has refused to debate with Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 16:20
Jackie Litambola and Peach colleagues

The mother of a murdered teenager has backed a “save havens” scheme for young people to help prevent future deaths from street violence.

Yesterday, 15:47
Dautzenberg posing in a mobile phone photo with criminal money on March 26

A criminal from Canning Town who attacked women and snatched their jewellery in West London has been jailed for six years.

Yesterday, 13:00
Siobhan Kangataram and Amanda Harvey, from Network Rail, hand over a very large toy collection.

If your train was delayed recently, there may have been a very good reason for it.

Yesterday, 12:00
The wool covered tree in Woodgrange Road

Decorating a tree for Christmas has taken on a whole new meaning in Forest Gate.

Christmas14

Most read news

Prices are dropping like nobody’s business – and they’re set to fall further in January.

Cook congratulates employees on one of the biggest year’s in Apple’s history.

A Gogglebox family will have to keep their comments about the week’s TV to themselves from now on.

The online encyclopaedia created a special video showing how the year’s event are linked.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition