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19 September 2014 Last updated at 16:48

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.


A lone "YES" campaign supporter walks down a street in EdinburghScotland votes 'No' to independence

As Scotland votes to stay in the UK Alex Salmond calls for the pledge of more devolved powers to be carried out, and David Cameron says the commitments will be honoured in full.

David CameronCameron: Let's build a better UK

PM David Cameron says it is time for millions of voices in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to be heard after Scotland votes to stay in the UK.

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Nick Robinson Article written by Nick Robinson Nick Robinson Political editor

Constitutional change: The debate starts here

Constitutional change used to be a marginal pastime but in the aftermath of Scotland's decision it is all important.

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James Landale Article written by James Landale James Landale Deputy political editor

The politics of the English Question

Massive constitutional reform has been promised. But it might not be so easy to get political agreement on how it happens.

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Mark D'Arcy Article written by Mark D'Arcy Mark D'Arcy Parliamentary correspondent

Devolutionary deals?

As requests for more devolved powers flood in, the BBC's political editor in London gives his view.

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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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    The life and times of Scotland's independence leader


  • FlagsJames Landale

    The politics of trying to answer the English Question


  • Tyne BridgePower play

    English cities and councils want more power but do the public?


  • Cross of St George projected onto the Houses of Parliament by supporters of greater English devolutionThe English Question?

    What it is and why it's not been answered. Yet.


  • Alex Salmond in the back of a carSocial media

    How the #indyref played out on social media.


  • Nick RobinsonNick Robinson

    Scotland's vote has opened explosive questions for UK's future


  • Ed MilibandNo and Labour

    What impact will Scottish vote have on Ed Miliband's party?


  • Ian PaisleyObituary

    The life and political career of Ian Paisley


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