LOS ANGELES, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The United States will closely follow the Scottish independence vote on Thursday because it has potentially big economic consequences, a top Obama administration official said.
"We think a strong, united UK is important as the UK has been one of our best and most reliable partners for a very long time," Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told students on Wednesday.
"It's an internal debate within the UK right now but obviously there are potentially significant economic ramifications," he said.
"We're all watching with great interest what happens tomorrow." (Reporting by Tim Reid in Los Angeles and Jason Lange in Washington; Editing by Sandra Maler
EDINBURGH, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Supporters of keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom have a four percentage point lead, the biggest opinion survey of the campaign showed just hours before Scots vote in an independence referendum.
The poll, for the Times and Sun newspapers, showed Scottish support for staying in the United Kingdom on 52 percent with Scottish support for independence on 48 percent, excluding undecideds who number 6 percent of voters.
YouGov said the poll showed men were much more supportive of independence while most women broadly supported staying in the United Kingdom. YouGov questioned 3,237 voters between Sept. 15 and 17. (Reporting by Alistair Smout, editing by Guy Faulconbridge)
Absolutely, EZglide. I'm totally mystified at the thinking / strategy behind that. No matter how good the horse was, can you imagine a bookie paying out your winnings BEFORE the race even started?! What the hell would be the thinking? After all, the bookie would HAVE to pay out on a win anyway and yet the race just might prove to be an upset and save him a wodge of dosh. Bonkers.
My plan was to open both short and long positions before close tomorrow with tight guaranteed stops and let the best one win on Friday. Scuppered. But maybe the result will get delayed beyond 8:00 … Am off to pub to think about Plan B … GLA!
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