By Dan Kedmey
September 9, 2014

Three British leaders who have a history of butting heads in Parliament set aside their differences Tuesday to make a joint plea to Scottish voters: Don’t vote for independence.

Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister Nicholas Clegg and Labour party leader Ed Miliband decided to pay an unscheduled visit to Scotland to underscore their cross-party support for a union.

“There is a lot that divides us,” said the ministers in a joint statement on Facebook. “But there’s one thing on which we agree passionately: the United Kingdom is better together.”

The surprise visit comes amid new polls indicating a tight race between Scottish supporters and opponents of independence.

“We want to be listening and talking to voters about the huge choice they face,” the ministers said.

Scotland will hold a vote for independence on Sept. 18.

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