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Scottish referendum: the results as they come in

newstatesman.com — 10:00pm: Scotland's 5,579 polling stations have now closed. The most important count in the country's history has begun. The final polls may have put No ahead, but they did so by too narrow a margin for the Unionists to be certain of victory (not least in an unprecedented vote of this kind).
Sep 18, 2014

RT @TheStaggers: The totals at the halfway point: No 56% Yes 44%. No on course for a bigger win than many expected. #indyref bit.ly/1mhvv7o

Sep 18, 2014

RT @TheStaggers: The totals at the halfway point: No 56% Yes 44%. No on course for a bigger win than many expected. #indyref bit.ly/1mhvv7o

Sep 18, 2014

Yes supporters can maintain dignity by not behaving like the Republicans in 2012, pretending that they can win. bit.ly/1mhvv7o

Sep 18, 2014

RT @TheStaggers: Western Isles voting No is the biggest blow to the nationalists so far tonight. #indyref bit.ly/1mhvv7o

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If it's a No, what will David Cameron say in his speech tomorrow morning?

newstatesman.com — The Prime Minister is expected to make a speech first thing tomorrow morning, following the result of the Scottish independence referendum. It will be a statement on the referendum result, but also on what it means for the rest of the UK.
Sep 18, 2014

RT @TheStaggers: English votes for English laws? What will David Cameron say in his speech tomorrow morning? asks @AnooshChakelian bit.ly/1ATNIZH

Sep 18, 2014

RT @TheStaggers: English votes for English laws? What will David Cameron say in his speech tomorrow morning? asks @AnooshChakelian bit.ly/1ATNIZH

What time will we know the result of the Scottish independence referendum?

newstatesman.com — With everyone discussing the practicalities of Scotland breaking away from the United Kingdom, it's time to ask some practical questions about the vote itself. When will we find out the result? It's most likely to be between 6.30am and 7.30am the morning following the referendum, Friday 19 September, although this is an unofficial estimate.
Sep 18, 2014

Chief Counting Officer told me "raising an issue with the process used to count the papers" usual reason for recount: bit.ly/1trpsOn

Sep 18, 2014

What time will we know the Scottish referendum results, I hear you cry: newstatesman.com/politics/2014/…

The Union could survive a second independence referendum

newstatesman.com — Alex Salmond has won. As I type, the balance of probability is that Scotland will vote to stay in the Union, but the effect of the Yes campaign is to make Scottish independence in 15 or 20 years virtually inevitable. If the Union survives, it does so inexorably weakened.

After the referendum, will it then be time to answer the English Question?

newstatesman.com — The English Question has suddenly shifted from being one of the enduring Cinderella issues of British politics to becoming the focal point for an increasingly heated -- if not panic-stricken - set of political debates. But while the Westminster parties scramble to relocate some of the age-old answers it has elicited, the posing of this question now takes place against an entirely novel backdrop.
Sep 18, 2014

RT @TheStaggers: Wondering what the English Question is, & whether we need to answer it following the #indyref ? Read up on it here: http:/…

Sep 18, 2014

RT @TheStaggers: Is it now time to answer the English Question? @IPPR's Michael Kenny looks at a reconstituted UK: bit.ly/1mhANzt

Sep 18, 2014

RT @TheStaggers: Is it now time to answer the English Question? @IPPR's Michael Kenny looks at a reconstituted UK: bit.ly/1mhANzt