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Scottish referendum on a knife edge - vote Yes to independence

Issue No. 2419

It truly is squeaky bum time for Britain’s rulers. 

With two polls in a week suggesting just a three-point swing could win it for Yes, the referendum is on a knife edge.

The latest poll from YouGov put Yes on 47 percent and No on 53 percent. 

Only two months ago YouGov’s president was arguing that estimates of the Yes vote at 47 percent was too high. 

And still up to 10 percent of people say they are undecided.

Yes support has jumped by up to eight points in a month. 

In the final two weeks the vote can be won in working class communities, workplaces and colleges across Scotland. 

We have to drive home the arguments against Tory austerity and in defence of our public services. 

And in the week when the masters of war meet in Wales there couldn’t be a better time to argue to get rid of Trident and to say No to Nato.

Whatever happens ordinary people will need to organise to fight those who rule over us. 

A vision of a society that taxes the rich, redistributes wealth and strenghtens workers is what can inspire victory.


Full coverage on Scotland...

No campaign gets nasty as Scots prepare to vote

Attempts to keep playing on the risks and uncertainties may not be enough for the No campaign. People in Scotland are getting sick and tired of the lack of any kind of positive message for why they should stick with the union.

Standing up for the health service is proving a boost to Yes campaigners in Scotland

Leaders of the Yes campaign have finally realised what will inspire confidence in voters to back independence on 18 September—a rejection of Tory austerity.

Radical campaign builds the momentum for Scottish independence

The Radical Independence Campaign’s (Ric) anti-austerity and anti-privatisation message hit the city centre streets of Glasgow last weekend with over 200 participating in stalls, leafleting and more. Socialist Worker spoke to Ric activists about the campaign.

Scottish local government workers set to be balloted over pay

The Unison union is balloting over a claim for an extra £1 per hour and consolidation of the living wage. Council workers in Scotland have seen their pay drop by 16 percent in real terms since 2010.


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Tue 2 Sep 2014, 17:23 BST
Issue No. 2419
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