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Darling tells city business leaders: 'We're better together'

Published: 10 Jan 2013 09:306 comments

THE leader of the pro-UK Better Together campaign has urged Dunfermline's business leaders to help prevent independence.

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Alistair Darling, chairman of the Better Together campaign visited the town on Monday as part of a listening tour.

He heard the thoughts of Dunfermline business people and put down his case for staying in the UK ahead of the referendum in October 2014.

Speaking at the Visit Dunfermline offices in the High Street, he said, "I am not arguing that Scotland couldn't go it alone - any country could go it alone.

"I'm clear that we are better and stronger as part of the United Kingdom.

"It's a positive argument that we are better as part of the UK."

Labour MP Mr Darling, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, said the economy was crucial in understanding why the UK was 'better together'.

He explained, "We have influence in the EU far above the individual parts of UK. Europe is run by big countries, not the small ones, and influence is important.

"With a larger single market, there are no barriers. The advantage of having that single unit, which is essentially the same country for tax and duty purposes, is a tremendous advantage and gives us a much bigger market than Scotland would have alone."

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