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What you need to know about 2014 in 9 charts

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1. Firstly, politics. This is the percentage of Scottish people who voted to leave the United Kingdom in September's independence referendum:


2. As Ipsos Mori notes, this was the year Ukip gained credibility

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3. Across the board, smaller parties' memberships are increasing


4. And the three main parties all lost support

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Note this was the year Ukip overtook the Lib Dems.


5. Meanwhile, this is what happened to living standards for the poorest workers

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6. Away from the UK, this is the human toll of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa

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7.Scientists are now 99.999 per cent certain climate change is caused by humans

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8. 2014 was the year we learned the public is wrong about nearly everything...

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9. ...Which may explain why people were more interested in the iPhone 6 than God

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