Secretary of State: Voters focussed on Scotland's 'place in world'

Michael Moore was in Edinburgh on Monday for the signing of the independence referendum deal.

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The Secretary of State for Scotland is confident voters will focus on Scotland’s “place in the world” when they come to cast their ballot on the independence referendum.

Michael Moore was in Edinburgh on Monday for the signing of the deal between Prime Minister David Cameron and First Minister Alex Salmond.

Mr Moore negotiated the deal with Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

He said people would have to weigh up whether it is better to remain part of the Union.

He said: "The opportunities in continuing to be part of the United Kingdom are strong.

"Our place in the world - we have much more clout as part of the UK at the top table at the United Nations and Nato, in the European Union, we've got much greater security as part of an economy, the fourth largest defence spender in the world, lots of jobs dependent on that .

"I think these are the issues that people are going to focus on and that will be much more powerful than an uncertain prospect."

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