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Sir Ming Campbell: 'It's the final vote that counts'

The Lib Dem MP for North East Fife said it was "courageous" of YouGov to have already predicted a No vote as it was "the final vote that counts".

He told ITV News: "Predictions of course have gone very badly in the past. In 1992 everyone thought that Neil Kinnock was going into No.10 Downing Street and, low and behold, it was John Major at the end of the night."

Seven million referendum tweets sent since 5th August

The latest statistics show that seven million referendum-related tweets have been sent since early August.

They also show that the Yes campaign has been dominant in the Twitter debate.

  • 7m referendum-related tweets sent since 5th August
  • A fifth of these have been sent in the past 48 hours
  • 1.55 million tweets have used hastags related to Yes Scotland campaign
  • 500,000 tweets have used Better Together hashtags.
  • In the past 48 hours, there have been 378,000 mentions of 'Yes' hashtags, and 138,000 mentions of No hashtags


Salmond: Scotland's future truly is in Scotland's hands

Alex Salmond has hailed the Scottish referendum as a "remarkable day", adding that Scotland's "future truly is in Scotland's hands".

Scottish Secretary 'feeling tremendous mix of emotions'

The Scottish Secretary has told ITV News he is experiencing a "tremendous mix of emotions" ahead of the result of the independence referendum.

Alistair Carmichael told ITV News' Debi Edward: "Like everyone else who has been part of this, there's mixture of nerves, apprehension and excitement."

Mr Carmichael added that the level of public engagement in politics was a positive result of a "fractious and even a poisonous" two-year debate.

We must 'heal the wounds' referendum campaigning has inflicted

Alistair Carmichael MSP, from the Better Together campaign, has said that whatever the result of the referendum, both sides must take steps to "heal the wounds" of the last few weeks. He told STV:

We can't allow our politics to be as fractious and occasionally as poisonous as it has been in the last few weeks and months.

We've got to heal the wounds that we have inflicted on ourselves. That is not going to be quick and it's not going to be easy and it will require an acceptance on both sides that there is a problem to be dealt with here.

– Alistair Carmichael MSP, better together
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