Scotland decides to stay in the UK


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Kevin Healey, Reporter

The sovereign state of the United Kingdom allowed a vote for independence, an independence referendum, to be held for the decision to liberate the country of Scotland from the rest of states.

Historically, the tensions of these countries have always been high, high enough for wars to be fought in efforts to win the sought after independence. The UK had to agree to the vote due to the political ties were cement unless the sovereign state’s government agreed to the referendum for legal purposes.

The First Minister, similar to governor of a state, of Scotland stated that the vote had to be made inside the country of Scotland. Thus a date and time would have to be set for said vote. The date, which was on the 18th of September 2014, was a long debated and campaigned occasion.

Both sides of the vote had Scotland’s best interest in mind both wanting Scotland to be recognized in political aspects of the United Kingdom’s government. The First Minister said, “What Scotland objects to is all the strings they (the UK government) are trying to to attach. They are trying to run a referendum by proxy.”

After the vote reached a verdict of “NO” at the end of the 18th, the Prime Minister of England, David Cameron, stated that “Just as the people of Scotland will have more power over their affairs, so it follows that the people of England, Wales and Northern Ireland must have a bigger say over theirs; the rights of these voters need to be respected, preserved, and enhanced.”

The end of this almost catastrophe for England means that it may keep what would be the 14th wealthiest nation within its sovereignty until 2020 when another referendum may be held after calls for one. This means that until the next referendum, the ties between the two countries will be held cemented together.