Further referendum possible if result inconclusive, concedes Darling
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Darling concedes further vote may follow inconclusive independence result
Former Chancellor and Chief of the anti-independence Better Together campaign, Alistair Darling, has accepted that an inconclusive referendum result may lead to another vote on independence within a short period of time. Mr Darling said that Unionists must "win well" to avoid facing further poll. However Mr Darling refused to be clear on what share of the vote he thought would legitimately bury the issue for a generation saying: "I will tell you the day after what number we were aiming for,".
Independence: young and poor face widening inequality if they vote ‘no’
New evidence shows that should Scots vote to remain inside the British Union the nation's youngest and poorest will face widening inequality. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Westminster cuts will lead to even greater inequality levels and will hit the most vulnerable citizens across Britain. A new analysis shows that in 2010, the disposable income of the top 10 percent of UK households averaged £53,600 a year equating to 10 times that of the bottom 10th, which survived on just £5,300. "The concern is inequality will rise much more once the full impact of public spending cuts is felt," warned senior OECD analyst Michael Förster.
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