Scotland votes ‘No’ to independence: 55-45%

19 September 2014 – BBC NEWS

 First Minister Alex Salmond

As Scotland votes to stay in the UK Alex Salmond calls for the pledge of more devolved powers to be carried out, and David Cameron says the commitments will be honoured in full. 

David Cameron

Cameron: Let’s build a better UK

PM David Cameron says it is time for millions of voices in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to be heard after Scotland votes to stay in the UK. 752

Scottish Referendum result: Scotland votes No – Full list of results here

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  • compton de castro  On 09/19/2014 at 6:28 am

    Now dem yes voters can lick their wounds while doing their
    postmortem…some say the electioneering money would
    have been better spent on improving their enviornment..
    they have a point !
    Que sera sera

  • Clyde Duncan  On 09/19/2014 at 11:56 am

    de Castro: It is not quite the “doom and gloom” scenario you are portraying. A zero sum perspective – winners and losers. It is not that way, everything is negotiable from this vantage point. It is money well-spent. Look at Quebec: Every now and then, they go to a foreign land waving the Quebec flag, and they have to be reminded that they are Canadians. But they get to call the shots in their province – more so than the other provinces. The UK Parliament will make sure that they will not be going through this exercise any time soon – Like Canada!

  • compton de castro  On 09/19/2014 at 2:49 pm

    Clyde…. point taken…
    What is the Quebec flag ? Union Jack or French one.
    This is nationalistic politics my friend…not ‘doom and gloom’
    We have an ENGLISH flag…red and white…st george
    We have a SCOTTISH flag and white….st Robert
    We have a WELCH flag…red and green…st David
    We have a IRISH flag…green and white…st Patrick

    These are nationalistic emblems that go way back in
    history when ‘religion was the political issue’s
    Today ‘economics the political issue’s

    Maybe Canada or OZ will soon have a referendum on
    if they wish to become a republic….
    Isn’t the USA still ruled by the rich whites ‘republicans’
    come on my friend get real….!
    Cameron has promised another ‘referendum’ if
    he is elected in 2015….a political gamble…
    VOTE ME IN and you can VOTE ME OUT….of euroland
    Another waste of public money…..
    Why not have one election !! Economic politics.?
    If any state is concerned about this possibility its
    the EUROPEAN STATE…..Hitler’s states.
    Sorry my friend am BRITISH at birth all be it ‘colonial british’
    my exit will be as a BRITISH SUBJECT CITIZEN OF UNITED KINGDOM……with or without her colonies….
    I can go on and on but will get off my soap box to
    give others the chance.
    Protocol of Politricks !
    Que sera sera
    30m Canadians divided by nationalistic politics …come on ?

  • Clyde Duncan  On 09/19/2014 at 9:14 pm

    de Castro: Google Quebec Flag, you will see what it looks like. I don’t want to start picking apart what you wrote here and expressing my opinion; except, to say that neither Canada nor Australia will be dumping the Queen any time soon. I would like to see the Caribbean Islands and Guyana get together, though. Each country could keep their flag and parliament, etc. and become a state or province. Don’t tell me our tribal differences are so impossible to surmount. I heard it before and we have mature, intelligent, educated leaders who are very capable of working through these challenges, I believe.

  • Clyde Duncan  On 09/20/2014 at 3:48 am

    How Scotland’s Independence movement lost the vote and won everything:

  • compton de castro  On 09/20/2014 at 7:09 pm

    My vision
    North and South America Caribbean one continent.
    Europe and Russia other
    Africa and Arabia also one continent
    Asia which includes India and China and OZ other.

    5 major trading blocks…a dream come true..5 currencies.
    Economically it is possible.
    Politically improbable.
    Religiously impossible.
    Religion has divided our world….the opposite effect.
    Way I sees it !…my humble opinion.

    Que sera sera

  • compton de castro  On 09/21/2014 at 6:00 am

    I believe in myself first and everything or everyone after.
    Guess that seems ‘selfish’….but am a realist first and foremost.
    Nature changes and as part and parcel of that change we must also change…..unselfishingly serving but not ruling !
    HRH QE2 ancestors preached the gospel of kings and queens
    Rule by conquest or by birthright…….does this old woman follow that traditional doctrine. Did not some of her ancestors and Romans divide and conquer unite and rule…..religion their WMD ….weapon of mass divide unite.
    United States of Caribbean is already in practice…
    all it needs now is for North America (which includes
    Canada and Caribbean to ‘adopt’ Yankee dollar as their currency….see how quickly Latin America will follow
    like sheep ! Why ‘language’ ‘communication’ ‘trade’
    language the common denominator. Americlish !
    New word for Oxford English dictionary ! ha ha…
    EURO USD leading the sheep will follow….
    Afroarab currency Asianoz other.
    India and China need OZ as much as Europe needs UK.

    My spin
    Political union first then economic union (one currency) will
    Free movement of goods services and peoples.
    Euro was the horse before cart hence delay….
    Political unity before economic….one currency.
    Isn’t that what the BRITISH are fighting for….

    Am better off with an independent pound ….strongest currency
    on the planet but eventually that must change to accommodate volatile fluctuations of world currencies.

    I can go on and on but my vision does not change…
    A freezer and fairer world is possible
    Forever the optimist !
    Que sera sera

  • Clyde Duncan  On 09/21/2014 at 7:34 pm

    de Castro: Why don’t you suggest small steps? The foregoing is an example of the meaning of “biting off more than we could chew!” The white man set up the West Indies Cricket Team – we should start by setting up the West Indies Football Team …. Perhaps, we could invite the backra-man to do it for us … that’s a start – the rest will follow!! Brazil is our neighbours, Man!!

  • compton de castro  On 09/21/2014 at 9:02 pm

    You either speat with forked tongue….or in a foreign language!

    ‘Invite the backraman to do it for us’

    backraman is the language of colonial mentality…
    describing a ‘white or anglosaxon’ who
    wore a ‘cork hat’ in tropics to keep out the sun. Governors
    took it a little further by adding plumage to it !
    If any nation should be invited to set up a west indian
    football team think it should be either Brazilian or German.
    Both world cup winners many times.

    Incidentally guyana has more than one neighbour….
    Venezuela Suriname Caribbean….

    Like a crocodile I bite what I can swallow….
    Not what I can chew !
    Que sera sera

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