Calls For A Commonwealth Games Truce

It would be ``unrealistic'' for campaigners in the independence debate to call a truce during this summer's Commonwealth Games, the minister responsible for the event has said.

Commonwealth Games and sport minister Shona Robison insisted that politicians from all parties were ``mature enough to recognise'' that the sporting event was ``hugely important'' for Scotland and said that no-one would want to risk jeopardising its success.

She spoke out after former Labour first minister Jack McConnell had suggested that campaigners for and against independence should call a halt to their activities when the Games are held in Glasgow. 

The massive sporting tournament is being held in the city between July 23 and August 3, just weeks before Scotland's independence referendum on September 18.