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Sep 12, 2014

Scottish support for independence slips – poll

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Supporters of keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom have clawed back a 4 percentage point lead over separatists, a YouGov poll showed on Friday with just a week to go before Scots vote in a referendum on independence.

The YouGov survey for The Times and Sun newspapers put Scottish support for the union at 52 percent versus support for independence at 48 percent, excluding those who said they did not know how they would vote. YouGov’s last poll showed support for independence at 51 percent.

Sep 11, 2014

Scottish support for independence slips behind unionists a week before vote-poll

EDINBURGH, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Supporters of keeping
Scotland in the United Kingdom have clawed back a 4 percentage
point lead over separatists, a YouGov poll showed on Friday with
just a week to go before Scots vote in a referendum on
independence.

The YouGov survey for The Times and Sun newspapers put
Scottish support for the union at 52 percent versus support for
independence at 48 percent, excluding those who said they did
not know how they would vote. YouGov’s last poll showed support
for independence at 51 percent.

Sep 11, 2014

British banks warn they’ll head south if Scotland quits UK

EDINBURGH, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Three British banks said they
would relocate to London if Scotland were to break away from the
United Kingdom, a setback for supporters of independence with
the vote just a week away.

The announcements by Edinburgh-based Lloyds and
Royal Bank of Scotland – both part-owned by the UK
government – and by the Australian owners of Clydesdale bank
followed a new opinion poll that showed defenders of the
centuries-old union were slightly ahead.

Sep 11, 2014

Two major banks plan London move if Scotland votes to break up UK

EDINBURGH, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Two major British banks,
part-owned by the British government, said they would relocate
to London if Scotland votes for independence, hours after a poll
showed a slender lead to those who want to keep the
centuries-old union with England.

Britain’s political elite have rushed to respond to the
prospect of Scottish voters backing secession in a referendum on
Sept. 18 after a poll at the weekend showed the ‘yes’ campaign’s
first lead this year.

Sep 11, 2014

British PM begs Scots not to break up ‘family of nations’

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday begged Scots not to rip apart the United Kingdom’s “family of nations”, flying to Scotland to man the barricades against a surge in support for independence eight days before a referendum.

Cameron appealed to Scots to use their heads and their hearts when they voted on Sept. 18. He reminded them of their shared history and bonds with England, Wales and Northern Ireland – twice evoking World War Two and the fight against Hitler.

Sep 11, 2014

PM begs Scots not to break up ‘family of nations’

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – David Cameron on Wednesday begged Scots not to rip apart the United Kingdom’s “family of nations”, flying to Scotland to man the barricades against a surge in support for independence eight days before a referendum.

Cameron appealed to Scots to use their heads and their hearts when they voted on Sept. 18. He reminded them of their shared history and bonds with England, Wales and Northern Ireland – twice evoking World War Two and the fight against Hitler.

Sep 10, 2014

Cameron tells Scots: I would be heartbroken if you rip apart our UK ‘family of nations’

EDINBURGH/LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron begged Scots on Wednesday not to rip apart Britain’s “family of nations”, visiting Scotland in an attempt to stem a steep last minute rise in secessionist support ahead of a Sept. 18 referendum on independence.

In a sign of new panic in the British ruling elite over the fate of the 307-year-old union, Cameron and opposition leader Ed Miliband scrapped their weekly question-and-answer session in parliament to speak at separate events in Scotland.

Sep 10, 2014

British PM tells Scots: I would be heartbroken if you rip apart our UK ‘family of nations’

EDINBURGH/LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron begged Scots on Wednesday not to rip apart Britain’s “family of nations”, visiting Scotland in an attempt to stem a steep last minute rise in secessionist support ahead of a Sept. 18 referendum on independence.

In a sign of new panic in the British ruling elite over the fate of the 307-year-old union, Cameron and opposition leader Ed Miliband scrapped their weekly question-and-answer session in parliament to speak at separate events in Scotland.

Sep 9, 2014

Cameron heads to Scotland as independence campaign gathers steam

EDINBURGH/LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron implored Scots on Tuesday not to vote for independence in next week’s referendum after an opinion poll showed a surge in support for a break from the United Kingdom.

Cameron pledged to do everything he could to keep the United Kingdom together and said he would head north to Scotland to join the fray.

Sep 9, 2014

British PM heads to Scotland as independence campaign gathers steam

EDINBURGH/LONDON, Sept 9 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister
David Cameron implored Scots on Tuesday not to vote for
independence in next week’s referendum after an opinion poll
showed a surge in support for a break from the United Kingdom.

Cameron pledged to do everything he could to keep the United
Kingdom together and said he would head north to Scotland to
join the fray.

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      "Angus MacSwan has reported for Reuters for 25 years from Asia, Latin America, the United States, the Middle East, South Africa and the Balkans. He has covered events from the overthrow of President Marcos in the Philippines in 1986 to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. He stood next to Archbishop Desmond Tutu when he voted in South Africa's first free election and witnessed the arrival of the first prisoners to the U.S. camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba."
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