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    Scotland Rejects Independence From Britain in a Close Vote

    EDINBURGH — Voters in Scotland rejected independence from Britain in a referendum that had threatened to break up the 307-year union between them, according to projections by the BBC and Sky News early Friday.

    Before dawn after a night of counting that showed a steady trend in favor of maintaining the union, Nicola Sturgeon, the deputy head of the pro-independence Scottish National Party, effectively conceded defeat for the “yes” campaign that had pressed for secession.

    “Like thousands of others across the country I’ve put my heart and soul into this campaign and there is a real sense of disappointment that we’ve fallen narrowly short of securing a yes vote,” Ms. Sturgeon told BBC television.

    With 26 of 32 voting districts reporting, there were 1,397,077 votes, or 54.2 percent, against independence, and 1,176,952, or 45.7 percent, in favor.

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    Re: Scotland Rejects Independence From Britain in a Close Vote

    I think this was the correct decision on behalf of Scotland.

    But this should be a big sign that the bridge needs to be repaired or else, the next time this happens, it may collapse.

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    Re: Scotland Rejects Independence From Britain in a Close Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    I think this was the correct decision on behalf of Scotland.

    But this should be a big sign that the bridge needs to be repaired or else, the next time this happens, it may collapse.
    Just watched the leader of the Nationalist party, and he said basically the same thing in his speech.
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    Re: Scotland Rejects Independence From Britain in a Close Vote

    Well, that certainly makes things a lot simpler.

    I think that union is ultimately in the best interests of both Scotland and the UK in general. I simply hope that this vote doesn't set the stage for anything worse further down the road.
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    Re: Scotland Rejects Independence From Britain in a Close Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    I think this was the correct decision on behalf of Scotland.

    But this should be a big sign that the bridge needs to be repaired or else, the next time this happens, it may collapse.
    Yup, I agree. This isnt just a big wake up call for the UK but for Europe as well. Now I only wish America would do the same too-there needs to be some serious political change, not the faux change that Obama voters thought they were having.

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    Re: Scotland Rejects Independence From Britain in a Close Vote

    Democracy has spoken.

    Respect and credit to all of the voters for the high turnouts and making sure their voices were heard.

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    Re: Scotland Rejects Independence From Britain in a Close Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Well, that certainly makes things a lot simpler.

    I think that union is ultimately in the best interests of both Scotland and UK in general. I simply hope that this vote doesn't set the stage for anything worse further down the road.
    Agreed.
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    Re: Scotland Rejects Independence From Britain in a Close Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Yup, I agree. This isnt just a big wake up call for the UK but for Europe as well. Now I only wish America would do the same too-there needs to be some serious political change, not the faux change that Obama voters thought they were having.
    Well it should make the European Commission consider putting forward some sort of legislation regarding what happens if a country splits up. Catalonias' referendum may not turn up this way.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Just watched the leader of the Nationalist party, and he said basically the same thing in his speech.
    well it's like, you know... what he would say to look good and save some face.

    I'm saying it to be a... you know... a smartass.

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    Re: Scotland Rejects Independence From Britain in a Close Vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    Democracy has spoken.

    Respect and credit to all of the voters for the high turnouts and making sure their voices were heard.
    It's not that straightforward Serenity. There have been allegations of corruption, voter intimidation and other such things. There will have to be an investigation, ofc, as they are just allegations, but yeah... it wasn't "clean".

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    Re: Scotland Rejects Independence From Britain in a Close Vote

    Never a doubt.

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