Independence ‘a dead cert’

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EDINBURGH author Irvine Welsh has said he believes Scottish independence is now a certainty.

The Trainspotting author, 53, branded David Cameron’s efforts to prevent the break-up of the UK “pointless”.

He said: “Even unionists believed in independence now.

“Cameron has almost admitted as much.

“He’s saying that we should stay in the Union and he’ll give us tax-raising powers.

“Its about legacy. He doesn’t want to be seen as the British Prime Minister who oversaw the break up of the Union.”