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100 days of campaigning left until Scotland referendum

There are now 100 days of campaigning left until Scotland goes to the polls to decide if it wants to become an independent sovereign nation, or remain part of the UK.

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England thinks 'the union is worth preserving'

Voters in England have decided "the union is worth preserving" but whether Scotland agrees with them remains to be seen, the author of a report into support for independence has said.

Report author Professor John Curtice said:

Some have argued that a backlash has been developing south of the border against the advantages that Scotland seemingly enjoys and the demands it continues to make.

But rather than being fuelled by the independence debate, whatever signs there were of such a reaction have apparently been snuffed out.

England at least seems to have decided that the union is worth preserving, though whether people in Scotland will take the same view remains to be seen.

– Professor John Curtice

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