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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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Darling: Scottish independence is a 'rotten option'

Following a televised debate over Scottish independence that his Yes campaign rival Alex Salmond is widely deemed to have won, Alistair Darling dodged the question of whether he was disappointed with his TV performance, telling ITV News that the real discussion is taking place between people, not politicians.

The Better Together campaign leader said that there are "huge risks" in relation to independence that Mr Salmond has "never been able to answer" and described the option of Scotland breaking away from England as "rotten".

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