WorldViews: How Scotland’s ‘No’ vote will still change Britain

By Ishaan Tharoor, September 19, 2014

The "No" camp won Scotland's landmark independence vote; the British union is preserved. But the status quo is not.

In the run-up to the referendum, Britain's three main parties panicked as the "Yes" campaign surged in polls. The party leaders, including Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron, all signed a pledge to Scottish voters, guaranteeing that if Scotland stayed in the union, Parliament in Westminster would grant Scots "extensive new powers" over their domestic governance.

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