Scotland votes NO, reject independence from United Kingdom

Majority of voters in Scotland rejected independence from the United Kingdom Thursday, voting NO to defeat advocates of a separation, according to results of the poll.

Results from all 32 council areas, showed that the “No” side won with 2,001,926 votes over 1,617,989 for “Yes”, according to the BBC.

The score showed those in support of remaining in the union won 55 percent of the vote while separatists won 45 percent.

The vote was a big test for the U.K.’s 307-year-old union, and its outcome is a relief for millions of Britons who hoped the country will stay together.

It was also a respite for many allies, including the United States and the European Union, who wished the U.K. remained together.

While the break up the United Kingdom has been avoided, Britain’s leaders have agreed to give Scotland greater autonomy and more powers.

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond, who led the effort for a separate Scotland, called for unity and urged the unionist parties to deliver on more powers.

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said he was delighted the country would remain together and said the commitments on extra powers would be honoured, according to the BBC.

He said the three main unionist parties at Westminster would now follow through with their promise of more powers for the Scottish Parliament.


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  • Wähala

    The Scots have chosen to remain slaves for another 300 yrs… dat na dia bizness.
    Nigeria is a country of 180million made up of over 120 different ethnicities divergent in language, religion, philosophy, and even the food we eat. Nobody loves their neighbor amid deep-rooted suspicions that have led to genocidal wars in the past. The center must be softened and power divulged to the regions if we’re serious and truthful to reality. Sha, kudos to Scottish voters and politicians for holding a peaceful referendum, hope our people are watching and learning that 16 is not greater than 19… you lose, you bow out! Me-ma still dey gulp my odeku ojare… wetin concer Julious Ceaser with McBeth ?

  • Otile

    Nigerian parasites will celebrate this event as their hope for staying together in agony. But they must understand that the Britons love themselves, England and Wales have never planned pogrom or carried out genocide on Scotland. Scotland and Wales are equal partners in running the affairs of Great Britain, unlike 9ja where the Northerners see themselves as born to rule others. Nigeria is going haywire today simply because instead of a Fulani an Ijaw man east of of the Niger is overwhelmingly voted the president.

    Parasites should have no solace in this Scottish vote because the Scots are in no danger of extermination or even marginalization from England and Wales. Unlike in Nigeria Ndigbo are always in danger of extermination from the North with the help of Yorubas. All it takes is for one Fulani ruler to get mad and he will blame Igbo for his condition and pogrom starts.

  • Thompson |Ighalo

    As alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland says the people have spoken and he respects their wish. Let us respect the wishes of the Scottish people. Once the people have their say, the least that can be done is to respect it whether good or bad.

    • Otile

      Also advise your master M Buhari to accept defeat gracefully.