Alex Salmond, nationalist leader, concedes defeat in the referendum for Scottish independence as Unionists win by 10%. Cameron declares that he is delighted and offers to develop more powers to the parts of the UK. Because of the vote result, British stocks, bonds and pound rise in value.
The historic independence referendum that spurned the unity of the United Kingdom and its financial power.
The now 307 years union is still active as David Cameron’s job was on the line. Allies from all over the world were horrified of the possibility of having the UK separated.
The independence opponents won with 55% of the votes and a total of 85% of the citizens turned out for the vote, which is a local record. UK leaders warned that the union has to change in order to maintain the unity.
David Cameron made a statement in front of his London official residence on Downing Street:
“There can be no disputes, no re-runs, we have heard the settled will of the Scottish people.”
On Friday, Queen Elizabeth II is expected to make a comment about the referendum while at her Balmoral Scottish castle.
Salmond admitted defeat but warned British politicians that promises have to be respected by saying:
“Scotland has by a majority decided not, at this stage, to become an independent country. I accept the verdict of the people and I call on all of Scotland to follow suit in accepting the democratic verdict of the people of Scotland.
Scotland will expect these (the promises) to be honered in rapid course.”