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Ceturtdiena 19.10.2017 | Name days: Drosma, Drosmis, Elīna

Scotland to remain part of the United Kingdom

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUDuring the referendum for Scotland’s independence from the UK, voters who oppose the separation have gained the upper hand other those who wish independence.

1.9 million (55.42%) of Scottish citizens have voted against Scotland’s independence. 1.54 million (44.58%) voted in favour of independence, as reported by lsm.lv with reference to BBC.

With Scotland remaining part of the United Kingdom, officials may soon begin work on providing Scotland with additional competencies in 12 different areas, including tax affairs. Work in this field could commence today, as noted by Latvian ambassador to the UK Andris Teikmanis said in an interview to Latvijas Radio.

«There was plenty of anxiety not only in Scotland, but in the whole of the UK in general, because this referendum will leave an impact on the development of the UK in the future,» – said Teikmanis.

He also mentioned the democratic process of this referendum: «This enormous dialogue was present for a very long time for the Scottish society; everyone had a chance to speak their mind: those who are against and those who support this idea. Many other countries could learn from this how to organize the expression of democratic will,» – said the ambassador.

The intrigue about results remained to the very last moment because the decision to separate the United Kingdom that was formed in 1707 had divided residents of Scotland into two camps.

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  1. Linda says:

    Too much to lose and too little information from politicians on the future after voting the other way.

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