After the YouGov and Panelbase opinion polls on Sunday, there were still straws at which those who want to keep the union could clutch. We could not say it was “just one poll”, but we could say that it was “just one polling company”, namely YouGov, that had showed support for a Yes vote surging.
Pooled interview with Ed Balls, Shadow Chancellor, on the possibility of a currency union with Scotland after independence.
Can Cameron keep both Scotland in the United Kingdom and the UK in the European Union?
This isn’t a great graph: best I could do quickly with Google Spreadsheet. But it shows those intending to vote Yes in all the polls on Scottish independence since January 2102 (when the referendum question was settled).
The figure is the percentage, excluding don’t knows, who say they will vote Yes. The horizontal time line is [...]
I am sure that this has been done, and I should be grateful if people could point me in the direction of relevant commentary, but some friends and I were talking about the effect of Scottish independence on the rest of the United Kingdom the other day.
The thing is: Northern Ireland. It’s not really England [...]
Iain Martin wrote an excellent blog post yesterday, headlined, “David Cameron has played a blinder on the Scottish referendum”, which is true, if premature.
I have written that much of the credit for the Discomfiture of Alex Salmond, if it happens, belongs to Michael Moore, inexplicably sacked from the Cabinet by Nick Clegg, whose judgement continues [...]
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