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Scots Seen Slipping Away Makes U.K. Seek Silver Bullet

The U.K. government is waking up to the fact that it is losing control of the debate over Scottish independence and needs to come up with more convincing proposals to sway voters, two government officials said.

Private polling conducted on behalf of the government suggests support for independence in Scotland is growing irrespective of the arguments advanced by Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives, his Liberal Democrat coalition partner and the opposition Labour Party, said the officials, who asked not to be named because the government discussions are private.