English voters living in Scotland could swing the independence referendum towards a No vote, a poll suggests.
About two-thirds (66%) of English people living in Scotland intend to vote No on September 18 compared with 42% of Scots, a Panelbase poll for the Sunday Times and Heart Radio found.
Independence is the most popular choice amongst Scots, with 44% intending to vote Yes compared with just 27% of English people, the poll suggests.
A straw poll in my head of English friends is about half yes, half no.
There are life style refugees who stream north from London to enjoy the beautiful city of Edinburgh with its short commutes and walkable city centre. Many of them came to work in the finance industry, which has gone downhill since the collapse of the Royal Bank of Scotland and HBOS (the latest Global Financial Sectors rating saw the city fall 17 points to number 54).
169,000 were employed in the professional and financial services in 2007 which fell to 149,000 in 2010.
However many still stayed and instead commuted to London for a few days a week, catching the Scottish Executive Package, a first-class return ticket for £228. First train is 05:40 in the morning. Radio 4 did a programme about these so called WILLIES (Work in London, Live in Edinburgh) . Of course domiciled here they'll have the vote - and will want as few obstacles as possible between the two nations.
Corporate work is outsourced to Scotland, ls it is cheaper to hire a lawyer and rent an office here than in London.
Free movement of labour, free movement of capital. Anyone affected by these issues is likely to vote no.