UK politics

A polling place at the Walpole hall, St Mary's Cathederal, Edinburgh Scotland as the nation votes in the referendum.

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A polling station at the Walpole hall, St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh Scotland as the nation votes in the referendum. Read more

Piper, Ryan Randall, leads a march to the polling station in Craigmillar, Edinburgh.

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Piper, Ryan Randall, leads a march to the polling station in Craigmillar, Edinburgh.

Yes voter Duncan Thomson waits for the doors to open at St Martins Church hall polling station, as the people of Scotland take to the poles to decide whether Scotland should become an independent country, on September 18, 2014 in Renton, Scotland. After many months of campaigning, final opinion poles show the referendum result is still  too close to call.

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Yes voter Duncan Thomson waits for the doors to open at St Martins Church hall polling station in Renton, West Dunbartonshire, as the people of Scotland take to the polls to decide whether the country should become an independent nation

Yes campaigners stand near No supporters at Dumbarton Town Hall as former Prime Minister Gordon Brown leaves after attending a rally.

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Yes campaigners stand near No supporters at Dumbarton Town Hall as former Prime Minister Gordon Brown leaves after attending a rally.

Yes supporters await the arrival of  First Minister Alex Salmond to meet Scots and other European citizens to celebrate European citizenship and "Scotland's continued EU membership with a Yes vote" at Parliament Square in Edinburgh.

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Yes supporters await the arrival of First Minister Alex Salmond to meet Scots and other European citizens to celebrate European citizenship and “Scotland’s continued EU membership with a Yes vote” at Parliament Square in Edinburgh

U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron, left, watch a flypast on the second day of a NATO summit at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.

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U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron, watch a flypast on the second day of a NATO summit at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales on Friday

A wall in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland, as the Scottish independence referendum campaign continues.  Picture date: Tuesday September 2, 2014.

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A wall defaced with a pro independence slogan in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland, as the Scottish independence referendum campaign continues

Member of Parliament Carswell and Farage, leader of Britain's UKIP party, walk through the town centre at Clacton-on-Sea in south east England...Member of Parliament (MP) Douglas Carswell (R) and Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain's UK Independence Party (UKIP) party, laugh as they walk through the town centre of Clacton-on-Sea in south east England August 29, 2014. British Prime Minister David Cameron suffered a setback on Thursday when a lawmaker from his ruling Conservative party unexpectedly resigned and defected to the anti-EU UKIP party which has no seats in the British parliament. The defection of Douglas Carswell comes eight months before a national election in which UKIP threatens Cameron's re-election chances.   REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS)

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Member of Parliament Douglas Carswell and Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain’s UK Independence Party party, laugh as they walk through the town centre of Clacton-on-Sea.

Summer weather July 27th...Wind Turbines at Blyth in Northumberland at sunset last night. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday July 28, 2014. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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Wind turbines at Blyth in Northumberland, UK, at sunset on Sunday night.

David Cameron Visits The Shetland Islands...LERWICK, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 23:  Prime Minister David Cameron is seen as he is taken out to sea on the fishing boat, 'Radiant Star' from Lerwick captained by Victor Laurenson (not pictured) who showed the Prime Minister how to steer the vessel on July 23, 2014 in Scalloway, Sheltand Islands. It is the first time Shetland has seen a prime minister visit in 34 years, following the visit of Margaret Thatcher in 1980. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Iages)

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Prime Minister David Cameron is the first prime minister to visit the Shetland Islands in 34 years, following the visit of Margaret Thatcher in 1980. He rode on the fishing boat ‘Radiant Star’ in the Scalloway area of the islands.