Darling under fire over Kim Jong-il remarks
by Martin Kelly (4 June 2014)Leader of the anti-independence campaign Better Together, Alistair Darling, has come under fire after likening First Minister Alex Salmond to a former North Korean dictator and implying the independence movement was based on 'blood'.
The Labour MP, who leads the cross party Unionist alliance, said remarks made by Mr Salmond in which the SNP leader criticised UKIP, were "something that Kim Jong-il would say".
According to reports, the Labour MP told the New Statesman magazine that Mr Salmond had "said on the BBC that people voted UKIP in Scotland because English TV was being beamed in to Scotland" and added: " This was a North Korean response. This is something that Kim Jong-il would say."
In a bizarre interview, the Labour MP also described the SNP as "blood and soil nationalism" which had created a "culture of intimidation" and that businesses were frightened to speak out against independence.
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