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UK's fate in the balance as poll shows record support for Scottish independence

The Jacobite steam train crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland August 31, 2014.  REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

The Jacobite steam train crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland August 31, 2014. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

The Jacobite steam train crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland August 31, 2014. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
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The Scottish saltire flag (L) and Union flag fly outside the Scottish Office, in central London August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The Scottish saltire flag (L) and Union flag fly outside the Scottish Office, in central London August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The Scottish saltire flag (L) and Union flag fly outside the Scottish Office, in central London August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond (R), addresses Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSP), during First Minister's Question Time, the last before Scotland votes in a referendum on independence, in Edinburgh August 21, 2014.   REUTERS/Paul Hackett

Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond (R), addresses Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSP), during First Minister's Question Time, the last before Scotland votes in a referendum on independence, in Edinburgh August 21, 2014. REUTERS/Paul...more

Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond (R), addresses Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSP), during First Minister's Question Time, the last before Scotland votes in a referendum on independence, in Edinburgh August 21, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Hackett
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