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Scotland Votes Against Independence From United Kingdom

Written by: Communicator StaffSeptember 18, 2014

Sean Godfroy

In a final tally of approximately 45 percent voting “yes” and 55 percent voting “no,” Scotland remains part of the United Kingdom. It is believed that economic concerns played a large role in the decision. However, there is talk within the central government of sweeping political reform. Because of how close Scotland came to breaking away from the United Kingdom, measures are being considered to offer more local and regional authority to Scotland and possibly Wales and Northern Ireland as well. Control over taxation is also being discussed as a power that could be granted to Scotland’s Parliament. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a legislative draft of such a power transfer by January, and will be working with Parliament to hash out the details.

For the full story, check out this Washington Post article.