EDINBURGH, September 18 (RIA Novosti), Mark Hirst – Scotland's disenfranchised groups feel the union with the United Kingdom "isn't working for them", Kings College London lecturer Dr. Andrew Blick told RIA Novosti commenting on a new survey by IPSOS Mori.
"There's a problem of a disenfranchised group who feel negatively and the union is a manifestation of everything that's not working for them," said Blick, commenting on the results of the survey.
According to the latest IPSOS Mori poll released on Thursday, support for Scottish independence is running at 64 percent in the most deprived areas of the country, with support for continued membership of the UK running at 60 percent in the wealthiest parts of Scotland.
"Some elites' status is derived from the union, but other elite members think it might be enhanced by the creation of an independent country. They wouldn't be part of a sub-elite in the UK, but an elite of Scotland. Certain functional activities would transfer from London to Edinburgh, which they can be part of," he added.
Meanwhile the poll of polls, which aggregates all of the opinion surveys taken so far, has revealed the result will be too close to call. The anti-Scottish independence campaign, Better Together is on 52 percent and the pro-independence Yes Scotland campaign on 48 percent but set against a significant margin of error, and the highest voter turn-out in British political history predicted, the final result remains uncertain.
All 32 local authority areas of Scotland will start making individual declarations from 2 a.m. local time (01:00 GMT) onwards with a final official declaration expected around 7 a.m. (06:00 GMT).