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Salmond will tell PM: Let my people go.

ALEX Salmond quoted the prophet Moses yesterday when he said he would tell David Cameron: "Let my people go."

He used the phrase from the Book of Exodus during First Minister's Questions when he was asked by SNP MSP Rod Campbell what advice he would give the Prime Minister when they next meet.

In the passage, God commands Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt and tell the Pharaoh: "Let my people go so they can worship me."

Last night, Scottish Lib Dems leader Willie Rennie said: "We've always known the First Minister thinks a lot of himself but now we know just how much.

"Bored with running Scotland, eternal life, omnipotence and daily worship by millions is now Alex Salmond's ambition."

There was also a heated exchange during First Minister's Questions between Salmond and Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont, after she claimed he no longer believed in independence.

Pointing out that Salmond's "radical" plans for an independent Scotland included keeping the Queen, the pound and the Union flag, she said: "In an independent Scotland, we'll all be British."

But the First Minister insisted: "I'm a Scottish nationalist. I believe in an independent Scotland. When did Johann Lamont and the Labour party last declare themselves to be socialists?"

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