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Referendum

  By G.A.Ponsonby
 
The waiting is over and the day has arrived.  Most of us who vote today will have made up our minds some time ago.
 
Some have never wavered whilst others have swithered, pondered perhaps even changed their view - Yes, No, Don’t Know.

  By Martin Kelly
 
Two newly published polls have underlined the closeness of the independence referendum with voters due to cast their votes tomorrow.
 
The surveys from Panelbase and Ipsos MORI follow three other polls from yesterday which all show the result of tomorrow's historic ballot is too close to call.

  By a Newsnet reporter
 
Promises from the three anti-independence parties that Scotland will be rewarded with more powers if voters reject Yes in the independence referendum, have been described as "flimsy and meaningless" after a string of Tory MPs voiced their opposition.
 
Less than 24 hours after the No camp's last minute 'vow' on further powers – which fails to guarantee a single power that would come to Scotland – David Cameron is now facing a rebellion from disgruntled backbenchers with one Tory MP saying there would be a "bloodbath" in response.

  "In these final hours of this historic campaign I want to speak directly to every person in this country who is weighing up the arguments they have heard. 

I have no doubt people in Scotland will look past the increasingly desperate and absurd scare stories being generated daily from Downing Street. 

  By Martin Kelly
 
One of Scotland's most respected academics has said that seabed around the Firth of Clyde could hold oil reserves that have "fantastic reservoir potential."
 
Professor John Howell of the University of Aberdeen has said the rock formation in the area is compatible with the types of structures in which oil and gas is often found.

  By Martin Kelly
 
Claims by the UK Government that it passed confidential business information about RBS to journalists in response to questions, have been challenged after a BBC reporter revealed he had received the information despite not having contacted the Treasury.
 
Hosting a referendum debate last night, BBC Scotland reporter James Cook revealed that he had been informed by the UK Treasury that the Royal Bank of Scotland was to move its registered office from Scotland to London in the event of a Yes vote in this week's independence referendum.

  By a Newsnet reporter
 
New powers promised by all three pro-Union parties in a panic move last week may be prevented from going ahead a Conservative MP has warned.
 
Christopher Chope has told the BBC that there are enough back bench Conservative MPs in Parliament who are against more powers going to Scotland in the event of a No vote and who would vote against such a move.

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