Wednesday, September 17, 2014

YouGov/Sun: No 52%, Yes 48%
Survation/Record: No 53%, Yes 47%

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Ipsos Mori: 51% No, 49% Yes

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Neck and neck…

Taiwan Backs Scottish Freedom

Those crazy Taiwanese video guys have made another video, this time giving us the latest news from Scotland:

“We here in Tawian understand that no amount of false promises are enough to sate the people’s desire for FREEDUM!”

Kay Burley’s “Bit of A Knob” Referendum Moment

Microphones. Live TV. “Knobs”. It was only a matter of time:

It wouldn’t be a global news event without Kay Burley.

Tory MPs Sharpen Knives Ahead of Tomorrow’s Vote

24 hours before the polls open and we have the first MP to call for Dave to resign should Scotland vote Yes. Andrew Rosindell tells the FT, “if it goes wrong… the prime minister will have to decide what the honourable thing is to do”, while another Tory MP adds, “Everyone I speak to thinks his position would be untenable”. No.10 are so concerned that, the Times reports, Michael Gove did a ring-round of Tory MPs to gauge the mood, with one backbencher warning Dave faces a “rebellion on a scale not seen before”. The Sun says the PM faces a “dangerous revolt” even if Scotland votes No, with Tory MPs set to defy Cameron over his £1,300-a-head bribe for Scots under the Barnett formula. The Mail say he will face a “bloodbath” even in the event of a No vote, one Tory MP telling them the “panicked offer” means Salmond has won whatever happens. Tory conference is just two weeks away…

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Scottish Sun’s Endorsement

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The full leader is here.

Tonight’s Poll Results in Full: No 52%, Yes 48%

In the hands of the undecideds…

So Far Scottish Newspapers Firmly Behind No Campaign

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So far only 3% – by circulation – of Scottish newspapers have declared for the Yes side. Only the small circulation Sunday Herald which sells 25,000 copies has come out for independence. The editor of the Scottish Sun has just tweeted:

UPDATE:

Broon’s Bro Brings Big Backing for Better Together

It is reported this afternoon that Big Six energy bad boys EDF have come out against Scottish Freedom:

“EDF Energy has warned that Scottish independence would herald massive uncertainty for the energy sector, accusing Alex Salmond of failing to answer a series of fundamental questions over issues such as nuclear waste. In a memo to the energy giant’s 15,000 staff – 1,200 of whom are based in Scotland – Vincent de Rivaz said those voting on Thursday’s referendum had “enormous responsibility” and warned the outcome “will affect EDF Energy and its employees”.

It will come as no surprise to regular readers that the EDF’s External Communications Director is one Andrew Brown – Brother of McDoom, the Former Prime Mentalist and self-declared saviour of the Union. Brothers in arms.

No Campaign’s Lidl Lies

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The No Campaign have found a few unionist supermarket bosses to make supportive outlandish claims; Andy Clarke, president and CEO of Asda said “If we were no longer to operate in one state with one market and – broadly – one set of rules, our business model would inevitably become more complex. We would have to reflect our cost to operate here.” Asda is the UK brand name of Walmart, the US giant is the world’s biggest supermarket so presumably it has mastered the logistics complexity of operating in multiple markets. Trucks do bring Asda’s products from all over the world already…

If Asda or the other supermarkets were to raise their prices they would be killed and they know it. Lidl, headquartered in Germany, would take even more of their market share… 


Seen Elsewhere

What the Final Polls Tell Us | UK Polling Report
David Cameron’s Draft Resignation Letter | Speccie
Labour HQ to Be Demolished | Asa Bennett
Dirty Politics is a Good Thing | Harry Cole
Media Fear and Loathing in Scotland, Labour Next | Owen Jones
UK Top 10 Influencer Political Blogs | Cision
Redwood Exposes Constitutional Vandalism | Nick Wood
No Campaign Has Been Inept | Mail
PM Faces Friday Bloodbath | Mail
Will Miliband Bottle English Devolution? | Mary Riddell
Why Pollsters Could Be Wrong | John McDermott


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