It might still be a huge win for Scotland.. England seems in shock… and it might adjust some balances of power and economics within the UK..
And with limited knowledge.. it seemed way too reckless to leave the UK…
The margins on the vote were bigger than expected as well.. at the moment 55.4% vs. 44.6%
EDINBURGH — Voters in Scotland rejected independence from Britain in a referendum that had threatened to break up their 307-year union, according to an official count on Friday from almost all voting areas.
Alex Salmond, the leader of the Scottish National Party and first minister of Scotland, who led the campaign for secession, conceded defeat in an address to cheering supporters. “I accept the verdict of the people,” he said. “And I call on all the people of Scotland to accept the democratic verdict of the people of Scotland.”
The vote was a decisive 55 percent against independence to 45 percent in favor. Mr. Salmond stressed that, even though the anti-independence campaign had prevailed, some 1.6 million Scottish residents had voted to end the union, providing what he termed a “substantial” bloc of support to press for new powers promised by political leaders in London.