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This morning’s YouGov poll showed 52 per cent for No and 48 per cent for Yes. Now that one half of the country fundamentally disagrees with the other about the most basic questions of its identity and culture, has the referendum debate caused Scotland to become more divided? The answer to that depends on whom you ask. No campaigners think it has divided Scotland, Yes voters that it has not.

In an unscientific survey of seven polling stations across Edinburgh, this pattern held good. A Yes campaigner on Nicolson Street thought Scotland was not more divided, but the…

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