Asserting that the US has "no closer ally" than the UK, President Barack Obama today hailed the result of Scotland's historic referendum that rejected independence from the union with England and Wales.
British Prime Minister David Cameron said the issue of Scottish independence had been settled "for a generation" on Friday but pledged a swift constitutional shake-up after what he called "a clear vote" by Scots to stay part of the United Kingdom.
The picture is now almost clear – Scotland has voted against independence from the United Kingdom! Results are now out for 31 out of the 32 council areas and the "No" group is ahead with 55.42% of the votes. The "Yes" campaign is trailing with 44.58% votes.
Results are out for 26 out of the 32 council areas. The "No" group leads with 54% of the vote, while the "Yes" campaign is on 46%. The "No" campaign now has over 1,397,000 votes, while "Yes" have just over 1,176,000. A total of 1,852,828 votes are needed for victory in the referendum.
Scots have made their voice heard – they will continue to remain a part of the United Kingdom. Votes were counted on Friday following a referendum on independence from the UK, and results are now out for all 32 council areas - the "No" group has won the referendum with 55.30% votes. The "Yes" campaign finished with 44.70%.
Scotland will vote today on independence from the United Kingdom and, though sport is a mere sideshow to more weighty political issues dominating the referendum debate, the implications for the sporting landscape on both sides of the Anglo-Scottish border will be immense if the nation decides to
The campaign for Scotland`s independence referendum went down to the wire on Wednesday ahead of a knife-edge vote that will either see Scotland break away from the United Kingdom or gain sweeping new powers.
British politicians and media today began analysing the scenario if Scotland voted "Yes" to end its over 300-year-old union with the UK in the to independence referendum tomorrow that has aroused excitement and anxiety across the country.