Scotland about to vote


This content was published on September 16, 2014 minutes

Europe is watching keenly events in Scotland. Scottish secession could embolden some Catalans and Basques, as well as potentially Flemish nationalists in Belgium.

On Tuesday the two sides in Scotland's independence debate scrambled to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation.

The pitch of the debate has grown increasingly urgent. Anti-independence campaigners argue that separation could send the economy into a tailspin, while the Yes side accuses its foes of scaremongering.

After a late poll surge for the pro-independence side, the No campaign is striving to persuade Scots that they will gain more autonomy if they do not secede.

Polls suggest the outcome will be close, and several hundred thousand voters who have yet to make up their minds could determine whether Scotland leaves its 307-year-old union with England.

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