Effing Tories

David Cameron made an impassioned defence of the United Kingdom today as he began campaigning for a ‘No’ vote in next Thursday’s Scottish independence referendum.

However the phrase making all the headlines is “effing Tories.”

Has the Prime Minister scored a spectacular own goal?

Cameron said “Because it’s an election, because it’s a ballot, I think people can feel a bit like it’s a general election. That you make a decision and five years later you can make another decision. If you’re fed up with the effing Tories give them a kick, and then maybe we will think again. This is totally different.”

Alex Salmon described today’s independence referendum campaigning by Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband as “Team Scotland against Team Westminster” and said the three leaders “jetted” up to Scotland “because they are panicking in the campaign”.