Scottish Referendum Primer

BMI View: Although we still believe that the upcoming Scottish independence referendum in September will be rejected by the electorate, the Unionists may only win by a single-digit lead. Such a small margin between victory and defeat for the nationalists mean that either outcome cannot be completely discounted. With this in mind, we take a closer look at the details of the referendum and the main political and economic issues which dominate the vote.

Scottish voters will go to the polls on September 18 for a referendum on independence. The vote represents the single biggest test to the unity of the United Kingdom since the Acts of Union were passed by the English and Scottish parliaments in 1707, and will have significant implications for all members of the UK.

Part 1: Background To The Vote

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Scotland - 2014 Referendum Poll Data, Rolling Five Poll Average

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