UK politics

Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results are returned at a 'Better Together' event in Glasgow, Scotland, on September 19, 2014. Scotland appeared set to reject independence on Friday with 23 out of 32 voting areas declared and the crucial Glasgow region having given its result.

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Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results are returned at a ‘Better Together’ event in Glasgow, Scotland, on Friday

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. 

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.