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These Whisper Posts Show How Divided Scotland Is Over Independence

The anonymous sharing app shows the strength of feeling over a debate that's getting more heated by the day.

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A YouGov poll for the Sunday Times has shown the Yes camp in the lead for the first time.

Latest YouGov #IndyRef poll for the Sunday Times: YES 51% (+4), NO 49% (-4) - http://t.co/Byl40sBuiS

YouGov@YouGov

Latest YouGov #IndyRef poll for the Sunday Times: YES 51% (+4), NO 49% (-4) - http://t.co/Byl40sBuiS

9:37 PM - 06 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It should be stressed that this poll is, at present, an outlier: other polling companies have yet to show the same trend.

Yes Scotland Panelbase poll just released: Yes: 44% No: 48% Undecided: 8% Excluding undecideds Yes: 48% No: 52% #indyref

Andrew Picken@andrewpicken1

Yes Scotland Panelbase poll just released:

Yes: 44%
No: 48%
Undecided: 8%

Excluding undecideds
Yes: 48%
No: 52%

#indyref

10:25 PM - 06 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Panelbase poll was conducted September 2nd to 4th, YouGov conducted between September 2nd to 6th. #indyref

Andrew Picken@andrewpicken1

Panelbase poll was conducted September 2nd to 4th, YouGov conducted between September 2nd to 6th. #indyref

10:39 PM - 06 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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There's no doubt that the poll has, however, shaken up the No campaign.

This morning's Observer reports: "a devolution announcement designed to halt the nationalist bandwagon is due to be made within days by the anti-independence camp," and that there is "panic" and "recrimination" among pro-union ranks.

Today's Mail on Sunday, meanwhile, reports that Ed Miliband is warning manned border posts could be required if independence goes ahead.

Labour has responded to the Mail on Sunday story about border guards, saying it's "ridiculous" and that Miliband is "focused on keeping the UK together".

The ferocity of the debate is visible, too, on Whisper. It seems some Scots can't bear to tell their peers how they'll be voting.

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And this is true whichever way they intend to vote.

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Indeed, many of these admissions have sparked debate on the app.

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And it seems there are very few subjects about which consensus can be reached.

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Some have threatened to leave if the Yes camp don't win...

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...others if they do.

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There are arguments over currency...

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...the economy...

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...who's putting forward the arguments...

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...and the fate of the rest of the UK.

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Still, at least everyone agrees the country is politically engaged right now.

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Well, almost everyone.

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For more anonymous secrets, check out Whisper.

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