We watched the BBC till about midnight before throwing in the towel. The results favored the no side basically all night, sometimes coming very close. In the end, the result was crystal clear – 53% voted to keep Scotland part of Great Britain, 46% voted to separate.
While that is very clear, what is even more clear is the statement issued by the First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond and head of the yes side: “I accept that verdict of the people and I call on all of Scotland to follow suit in accepting the democratic verdict of the people of Scotland.”
The Quebec separatists who went Scotland ostensibly to dance and cheer when the yes side won, should take note – and don’t bother coming home until they get it. It’s over. The no side won fair and square and there is no ‘next time’. We already heard this morning the leader of the Quebec Solidaire, a staunch separatist party saying that the separatists in Scotland still have their dream in their heart. Get a life buddy. They will be moving on, not holding an entire economy hostage with a old, tired dream that will never happen.