LONDON - Support for independence in Scotland has risen three percentage points to 48 percent, an ICM poll for the Scotsman newspaper showed on Tuesday, two days before a referendum on whether Scotland should split from the United Kingdom.
EDINBURGH - Scotland's independence campaign has stoked strong passions on both sides but with just two days until Thursday's historic referendum, it is the quiet waverers who may hold the balance of power. | Video
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Scotland’s drive to independence has been interpreted as a throwback to ancient identity politics – but many of the trends on display have more to do with the politics of the future than those of the past. Full Article
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