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Sep 13, 2014

Polls put Scottish unionists a nose ahead as vote approaches

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Supporters of keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom have clawed back a tiny lead over separatists less than a week before Scots vote in an independence referendum that is balanced on a knife edge, opinion surveys showed on Friday.

A YouGov survey for The Times put Scottish unionists on 52 percent with separatists on 48 percent while a Guardian/ICM poll put unionists on 51 percent and separatists on 49 percent, excluding those who said they did not know how they would vote.

Sep 12, 2014

Support for Scots’ independence slips behind with days to go -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 less than 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.

Sep 10, 2014

British PM begs Scots: Don’t 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 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

Cameron begs Scots: Don’t 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 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.

Sep 9, 2014

Scottish referendum too close to call as London offers more powers

EDINBURGH/LONDON (Reuters) – A surge in Scottish support for breaking away from the United Kingdom has made an independence vote in nine days too close to call, a poll showed on Tuesday, as London scrambled to shore up the 307-year union by pledging more autonomy to Scotland.

The number of people in the TNS poll saying they would vote “No” to independence fell to 39 percent from 45 percent a month ago while “Yes” support leapt to 38 percent from 32 percent.

Sep 8, 2014

British markets spooked by poll showing Scots may vote to break up UK

LONDON/EDINBURGH, Sept 8 (Reuters) – British financial
markets tumbled on Monday after an opinion poll showed for the
first time this year that Scots may vote for independence next
week in a referendum that could herald the break up of the
United Kingdom.

The survey prompted concern bordering on panic among
Britain’s ruling elite, with Prime Minister David Cameron’s
Conservative-led government promising proposals this week to
grant Scotland greater autonomy if it stays.

Sep 8, 2014

Sterling drops as poll shows Scots may vote to break up UK

LONDON/EDINBURGH, Sept 8 (Reuters) – The British pound slid
and the stock market shuddered on Monday after an opinion poll
showed for the first time that Scots may vote for independence
next week in a referendum that could herald the break up of the
United Kingdom.

The survey prompted concern bordering on panic among
Britain’s ruling elite, with Prime Minister David Cameron’s
Conservative-led government promising proposals this week to
grant Scotland greater autonomy if it stays.

Sep 4, 2014

NATO, wary of ceasefire talk, blasts Russia over Ukraine

NEWPORT, Wales, Sept 4 (Reuters) – NATO demanded on Thursday
that Moscow withdraw its troops from Ukraine as U.S. President
Barack Obama and his Western allies vowed to support Kiev and
buttress their own defences against Russia in the biggest
strategic shift since the Cold War.

NATO leaders made clear at a summit in Wales that their
military alliance would not use force to defend Ukraine, which
is not a member, but planned tougher economic sanctions to try
to change Russian behaviour in the former Soviet republic.