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Scotland Yes or No?

Scotland Yes or No?Scotland Yes or No?

Voters today (Thursday) will choose whether Scotland continues its union with England that has endured more than 300 years or forge into full independence, becoming the 31st country formed since World War II. Opinion polls put the two sides neck-and-neck showing "no" at 51% and "yes" at 49%, with "don't know" voters excluded.

Polls suggest around 8% of voters remain undecided, making their votes crucial to deciding the outcome of the referendum.

The leader of the pro-independence "Yes Scotland" campaign, Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond, wrote an open letter to Scottish voters Wednesday.

In it, he urged them to look past what he called the "increasingly desperate and absurd scare stories" of the pro-union "no" campaign, and think of Scotland's future in their hands.

Prime Minister David Cameron pleaded on a visit to Aberdeen this week for Scotland to stay in the union. If they leave there will be no return, he warned, saying, "This is a once-and-for-all decision."

Cameron will face tough questions over the effectiveness of the pro-union "Better Together" campaign if Scotland opts to leave, with critics accusing the main parties in Westminster of complacency over the vote. They have also questioned the promise of more powers for Scotland if it stays, warning that England and Wales should not lose out.

Financialtribune.com