Yes and No supporters gather to listen to Jim Murphy, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development at a Better Together event in Edinburgh,Scotland. Photograph:  Getty Images/Jeff J Mitchell

Turnout in the referendum on Scottish independence could reach or exceed 80 per cent which would be well above the average turnout in UK elections and(...)

UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage adjusts his headphones during a meeting of leaders of European Parliament political groups in Brussels. Prof John McCormick, of Indiana University in the US, has today said that just barely 12 per cent of eligible voters backed anti-establishment parties in May’s European elections. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters.

The European Union’s greatest challenges lie in structural problems which are likely to have a far greater impact on the process of integration than t(...)