Friday, September 19, 2014

Scotland Votes “Nae”

Via the BBC:

Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after voters decisively rejected independence.

With the results in from all 32 council areas, the “No” side polled 2,001,926, votes to 1,617,989 for “Yes”.

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond called for unity and urged the unionist parties to deliver on more powers.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron said he was delighted the UK would remain together and said the commitments on extra powers would be honoured.

The best part — aside from the fact that it was settled peacefully and democratically — is that we won’t be plagued with endless clips from Braveheart any more.

3 barks and woofs on “Scotland Votes “Nae”

  1. They handled this in such a civilized way too. No temper-flares, no violence. A good example for the rest of the world to follow.

    • They had their temper tantrum with Bonnie Prince Charlie – although there’s always the possibility of a new Stuart arising to fan the flames again. Scottish independence is probably a lost cause, though, since the hottest of Scottish nationalism hotbeds (the Highlands) seems to have been staunchly opposed to the independence referendum.

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