Gap narrows as Independence referendum approaches

The gap between the 'Yes' and 'No' votes in the Scottish independence referendum appears to be narrowing, according to a new poll.

The YouGov survey in tomorrow's Sun newspaper suggests the 'Yes' lead has shrunk from 22 points less than a month ago to just six.

Among those who have decided which way they are going to vote, 53% are against independence, with 47% in favour.

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Alistair Darling: 'We do not need to divide these islands'

The leader of the Better Together campaign, Alistair Darling, had these parting words:

No country the size of Scotland can compare to what Scotland has done. Our successes of invention, of engineering of medicine. Scotland gave the world the Age of Enlightenment. Now of course we could go it alone, but I don't believe we'd be as successful as Scotland will be as part of the United Kingdom ... We have now had 3.5 hours of prime television time and the two of us have debated and I still haven't had straight answers to a simple question: Alex Salmond says you and I don't need to know what the Plan B is, well yes we do ... We do not need to divide these islands into separate states in order to assert our Scottish identity ...

– Alistair Darling

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