Bankers, traders and the technocrats at the Bank of England and the Treasury are gearing up for the busiest day since the heights of the global financial crisis as the market awaits the Scottish referendum result in the early hours of tomorrow.
Any American will tell you the country became independent on 4 July 1776, but it did not. That was the date of the Declaration in Philadelphia, but legal independence only arrived when the British government conceded it under the terms of the Treaty of Paris seven years later in 1783.
The vote on Scottish independence takes place today, Thursday. If Scotland votes Yes, the United Kingdom will split and Scots will go their own way. Here is a summary of the latest developments and analysis:Comment: Hatred, hope - but democracy at its bestThe NO comment: We cannot risk our children’s futureThe YES comment: A fairer Scotland is within our gra […]