Scotland Votes “No” to Independence
The final result: 55% to 45%
Scotland voted “no” to independence on Thursday.
The BBC reported:
With the results in from all 32 council areas, the “No” side won with 2,001,926 votes over 1,617,989 for “Yes”.
Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond called for unity and urged the unionist parties to deliver on more powers.
Prime Minister David Cameron said he was delighted the UK would remain together and said the commitments on extra powers would be honoured.
Mr Cameron said the three main unionist parties at Westminster would now follow through with their pledge of more powers for the Scottish Parliament.
“We will ensure that those commitments are honoured in full,” he said.
Zero Hedge added this.
The following post-referendum poll from Lord Ashcroft does a good summary of who voted how and why. However, the most telling distinction is the following:
Voters aged 16-17: YES: 71% ; NO: 29%
Voters aged 65+: YES: 27% ; NO: 73%