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David Cameron's speech in Edinburgh yesterday was pitch-perfect

There used to be a pithy phrase about Unionists “killing Home Rule with kindness.” Yesterday, in the course of his first substantial speech on the constitutional question, the Prime Minister attempted to kill Scottish independence with emollience and a heavy dose of charm.

It was, in short, the best articulation of the “case” for the United Kingdom I’ve heard from a Scottish or UK politician. The tone was pitch-perfect, but then that’s always been one of David Cameron’s strengths.…

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