Scotland’s First Minister has said that he would quit his party and give up politics for good if it meant securing a Yes vote on Scottish independence.
Alex Salmond made the claim during a public meeting in Arbroath yesterday evening.
The SNP party leader has previously admitted his frustration at the Scottish independence referendum being regarded as an “SNP issue” and used the opportunity to distance himself and his party from the referendum question.
Speaking to voters, Mr Salmond said: “I sometimes look at our opponents and they say this is an Alex Salmond project or it’s the SNP’s vanity project. In essence, this has nothing to do with Alex Salmond or the SNP.
“If the Brahan Seer was sitting in this audience and the Brahan Seer said to me: “Listen, you retire from politics tomorrow and I guarantee you Scotland will be an independent country in the Spring of 2016,” I would shake hands on that right away”.
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