GORDON Brown will next month enter the independence referendum fray with a keynote speech defending Scotland's place in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
The former PM, who has so far kept out of the debate about Scotland's future, will use the Donald Dewar Lecture on August 13 to outline his views.
Mr Brown has, since leaving office after the 2010 General Election, devoted most of his time to charity work. During his tenure as PM, the MP for Kirkcaldy often beat the drum for "Britishness".
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