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Scotland Votes NO In Referendum On Independence

Scotland has voted against independence from Great Britain in a referendum that saw the YES campaign garner just 44.7% of the vote.

The NO vote swept the country with 55.3%. Of the 32 Council areas in Scotland, only 4 voted YES: Dundee (57.3%), and the neighbouring areas of Glasgow (53.5%), North Lanarkshire (51.1%) and West Dunbartonshire (54%).

Cameron

Whilst Glasgow supported the referendum, Edinburgh cast a decisive 61.1% against independence. In Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, the NO vote reached 58.6% and 60.4%. The highest NO vote was in the northernmost Orkney Islands archipelago where 67.2% of 17,806 voters rejected the proposal. [Read more…]


Better Together: In Powerful Speech, Gordon Brown Argues For A No Vote On Scottish Independence

Former UK Labor Prime Minister Gordon Brown has delivered a powerful speech arguing for a No vote in tomorrow’s vote on Scottish independence.

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In what will certainly be regarded as the best speech of his life, delivered with a passion and conviction rarely seen when he was prime minister, Brown’s argument combined emotional appeal with practical politics. [Read more…]