Pro-union campaigners call London rally in bid to keep 'Britain United'

Pro-union campaigners have called on Londoners to gather in Trafalgar square to show Scottish voters they want to keep “Britain United.”

The rally, organised by “Let’s stay together” has been billed as a chance to give a voice to those who oppose Scottish independence but do not have a vote in the forthcoming referendum.

The group has already gathered 106,000 signatures backing a letter to Scotland which read: “We want to let you know how very much we value our bonds of citizenship with you, and to express our hope that you will vote to renew them. What unites us is much greater than what divides us. Let's stay together.”

Speaking to the Drum rally supporter Fraser Nelson, the Scottish-born editor of the Spectator, said it was “difficult to stand back and do nothing” while the future of the country is being decided.

Asked why the rally was being held in London rather than Scotland Nelson replied: “London is the capital of the UK, the country we are trying to preserve.

“There is something wonderful about London. Trafalgar square is the centre of Britain’s capital and is keenly watched right across the country.”

The rally, which has been arranged on short notice, according to the organisers, is expected to see addresses from comedian Eddie Izzard and TV historian Dan Snow.