However, it does so amid a flurry of promises, vows and reassurances of further devolution and an increased autonomy over tax, health and welfare.
Much analysis will be done as to why the Better Together campaign succeeded. Some will cast blame on what many interpreted as scaremongering with RBS and Lloyds banks threatening to move operations south of the border should independence have been endorsed. What has been intriguing is that economic arguments featured as the key to influence and not any ideology based on language, culture or identity. Scotland and its people have always had a clear and distinguished identity. Westminster has made promises that it must keep. Now that the genie is out of the bottle Westminster must give equal regard to other areas of the UK to include Wales, England and Northern Ireland. Failure to do so would could lead those nations to feel “Bitter Together” and not Better Together that a ‘United Kingdom’ would suggest.