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Secret oil fields! Skewed polls! The Yes campaign is losing the plot

The Scottish referendum battle still has six weeks to run. But right now there's no doubt who's ahead

9 August 2014

9:00 AM

9 August 2014

9:00 AM


When the histories of the Scottish independence debate are written, 13 February 2014 will be seen as a crucial date in the story. It was then that George Osborne suggested that no Westminster government, of any party, could countenance a currency union with an independent Scotland. Such an arrangement might be good for Scotland but it would make little sense for the rump United Kingdom.

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