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First Minister, Alex Salmond: "For me as leader my time is nearly over"

Salmond to quit after Scots vote No

Alex Salmond is to step down as first minister of Scotland and Scottish National Party leader after voters rejected independence in Thursday's referendum.


The QueenQueen urges referendum 'respect'

The Queen says she believes Scotland will unite in a "spirit of mutual respect and support" following the independence referendum.

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Scotland Decides: SCOTLAND VOTES NO

  1. No 2,001,926
  2. Yes 1,617,989
After 32 of 32 counts Results in detail

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  • Robert Peston newFor richer or poorer?

    What will be the effect of handing tax control to the nations?


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