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    Scottish referendum: Voters to reject independence - BBC

    Results of Scotland independence referendum show widespread gains for 'No' camp

    Scottish referendum: Voters to reject independence - BBC

    British media appearing to call it at this time, that Scotland will remain part of the UK.

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    Re: Scottish referendum: Voters to reject independence - BBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Results of Scotland independence referendum show widespread gains for 'No' camp

    Scottish referendum: Voters to reject independence - BBC

    British media appearing to call it at this time, that Scotland will remain part of the UK.
    They are also projecting a 55 to 45 split which sounds pretty devastating on top of it all for the Yes campaign.

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    Re: Scottish referendum: Voters to reject independence - BBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    They are also projecting a 55 to 45 split which sounds pretty devastating on top of it all for the Yes campaign.
    I disagree. Having 45% of your populace willing to bolt is pretty devastating for the rest of the UK (the "no" campaign). 45% is a scary close showing of discontent. The UK will have to institute serious reforms or deal with this matter again, very likely with different result.

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    Re: Scottish referendum: Voters to reject independence - BBC

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    I disagree. Having 45% of your populace willing to bolt is pretty devastating for the rest of the UK (the "no" campaign). 45% is a scary close showing of discontent. The UK will have to institute serious reforms or deal with this matter again, very likely with different result.
    Well the last Quebec referendum was I think 50.85% No, and polls just before the last election said it would be 65% No now, so not necessarily.

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    Re: Scottish referendum: Voters to reject independence - BBC

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    I disagree. Having 45% of your populace willing to bolt is pretty devastating for the rest of the UK (the "no" campaign). 45% is a scary close showing of discontent. The UK will have to institute serious reforms or deal with this matter again, very likely with different result.
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    Re: Scottish referendum: Voters to reject independence - BBC

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    I disagree. Having 45% of your populace willing to bolt is pretty devastating for the rest of the UK (the "no" campaign). 45% is a scary close showing of discontent. The UK will have to institute serious reforms or deal with this matter again, very likely with different result.
    My understand is that in the final hours, Cameron actual gave into so many of Scotland's demands that some commentators are referring to it as "de facto independence".

    Cameron Pledges Overhaul of Parliament After Scots Vote

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    Cameron is seeking to answer criticism from lawmakers in his Conservative Party angry that Scotland will be handed powers to control tax, spending and social policy while its lawmakers in Westminster would still be able to influence English laws.

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    Re: Scottish referendum: Voters to reject independence - BBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Well the last Quebec referendum was I think 50.85% No, and polls just before the last election said it would be 65% No now, so not necessarily.
    How often can those things happened?

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    Re: Scottish referendum: Voters to reject independence - BBC

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    I disagree. Having 45% of your populace willing to bolt is pretty devastating for the rest of the UK (the "no" campaign). 45% is a scary close showing of discontent. The UK will have to institute serious reforms or deal with this matter again, very likely with different result.
    Still, a ten point gap between those wanting to bolt, and those wanting to stay, is still a comfortable one. And one with which will dispel any concerns of tampering, influence or such that occurs if the vote was closer.

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    Re: Scottish referendum: Voters to reject independence - BBC

    I think it's a shame the Scottish people didn't decide to ditch their British overlords, but I'm glad to see at least a few changes for the better are being made because of it. Some people just aren't ready to govern themselves.
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    Re: Scottish referendum: Voters to reject independence - BBC

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