New YouGov poll tonight. Yes 51 No 49 excluding Don't Knows. Interesting. The Observer's front page splash is the No camp's last-ditch Hail Mary - a new devolution talking shop. They just don't get...
Stevie Mach's insight:
Aren't you sick of hearing all the 'jam tomorrow' promises from Westminster. Blue Tory and Red Tory, time to panic, we're taking a sharp exit on the referendum YES bus to a future where we can make our own jam to our own recipe. It will taste so much sweeter.
Scotland could be sitting on more than double the amount of oil and gas reserves currently predicted a new independent industry investigation has found. The investigation reveals that the scale of Scotlands untapped frontier West Coast or Atlantic Ma
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks? You strut like a world power and have a navy with a huge aircraft carrier and no planes to land on it. We laugh at you with the rest of the world, but at the same time we remember that a quarter of our population lives in poverty; and all you can promise us if we vote for you is more poverty for this rich country of Scotland.
"Westminster’s privatisation of England’s health service could see NHS England effectively broken up within a decade, according to Labour in England, with the prospect of patient charges replacing public funds. And funding is already being squeezed as the Westminster government shrinks the public sector, according to Labour in Wales."
"We need a Yes to protect public services from damaging Westminster cuts."
Suzanne Moore: First thoughts: With its independence vote Scotland is able to ask big questions about its destiny. I have no idea what that feels like
Stevie Mach's insight:
"The best debates about Scottish independence have asked big questions and often there are no easy answers. There is a truthfulness in that. Imagine if England could ask the same questions of itself instead of assuming that all was settled long ago. Imagine if we could do this without ceding to Ukip-style regression.
Scotland will do whatever it does. As I watch from afar, I can’t help thinking for us English, chance would be a fine thing." - Time to take our chance, time for a YES vote.
Alex Salmond's victory in last night's debate on Scottish independence will "raise the hearts" of Yes campaigners but it "remains to be seen" whether it will inject momentum into the campaign, an expert has said.
The UK economy is heading towards massive inequality on a historic scale and towards intensification of poverty and social deprivation, meaning Scotland needs independence, co-founder of a Radical Independence Campaign Jonathon Shafi told RT.
"Scotland will be able to contribute to an oil fund from the first day of independence, the Scottish Government has said.
This week will see the publication of figures showing the relative strength of Scotland's public finances over the past five years, and an updated forecast of an independent Scotland's public finances in 2016/17 extending these projections forward."
Speak to your friends, your family, your neighbours, your colleagues. Ask your local Yes group how you can help. Sign up for the Get Out The Vote effort on polling day. Every morning, ask yourself: what will my contribution be today? How can I make sure we win every vote possible? Independence depends on it. - See more at: http://nationalcollective.com/2014/09/07/editorial-51-yes/#sthash.4Jn5OMAA.dpuf
With ten days to go, I'm more positive now than I've been over the past two years that Scotland will do it. Scotland will become an independent country, the people of Scotland will vote to take their destiny in their own hands and vote YES. The people of Scotland will believe in themselves, believe it is their time, their moment, and seize it with both hands.
"Labour leader Ed Miliband has been challenged to a Scottish referendum debate in advance of his visit north of the Border today. It comes from the growing band of Labour members who are backing a Yes vote on September 18 in defiance of their Westminster-based leader."