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Scotland Crucible for U.K. Leaders Battling to Save Union

Britain’s main party leaders are making their final pleas to Scots voters to keep the union whole, pledging unprecedented powers to head off independence they warn would estrange Scotland from the U.K. forever.

With 48 hours to go before the referendum, Prime Minister David Cameron, his Liberal Democrat deputy, Nick Clegg, and Ed Miliband, the leader of the main opposition Labour Party, revived a pledge to grant more policy making powers to the Scottish Parliament. The Glasgow-based Herald newspaper came out today in favor of the Better Together “no” campaign.