It may be difficult to tell why the Scots wanted to stay. Perhaps they agreed with the British slogan “Better Together.” Perhaps they just prefer the Union Jack to any alternative. Scotland gave the right to vote to just about everyone for this referendum, including sixteen year olds, according to some reports, because they wanted the “hotheadedness” and abandon of young people excited to create a new country.
|The Queen and Prime Minister of the (Still) United Kingdom|
America’s ally remains in tack. The military and economic strength of England, Ireland and Scotland will not be diminished. The Jack still flies. William Wallace probably would have wept, but that was a different time, a different place, and the world has changed. We are Better Together. The people have spoken.
Andrew C. Abbott