The prospect of a close vote on Scottish independence sent jitters through the City of London on Tuesday, as markets reacted for the first time to what one senior banker called “the unfathomable levels of uncertainty” associated with a Yes vote. With less than three weeks to go to a referendum that could end the 307-year-old political union at the heart of the UK, concern rose in Britain’s financial services industry and at Westminster after an opinion poll gave the No campaign a lead of just 53 to 47. Full story >>
If you rattle someone, you make them feel nervous or angry. • The government in Riyadh is rattled by the advances made by the jihadis.