Scottish referendum deciding Scotland’s future


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Reports about the referendum blast the United Kingdom. Foreword English people are even calling for a referendum of the U.K. constitution. This would allow people to vote on If it should have power over all the individual countries or allow more independent power for them.

Across the Atlantic in Scotland, there has been debate about the separation of itself from the United Kingdom (U.K.).

On the Sept. 18, even 16-year-olds were allowed to vote at the polls for the single ‘yes’ or ‘no’ question brought before them: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” 4,285,323 people registered to vote on the subject.

Scotland who wished for the referendum to be free and voted on that, had 2,001,926 votes for no.

Though, 1,617,989 people said yes, the quantity of those who still wish for freedom have some of those in parliament thinking about returning some power back to Scotland. Many people within the U.K. are even wishing for a referendum of the constitution of the U.K.

“We obviously have a deep interest in making sure that one of the closest allies (The U.K.) that we will ever have remains (a) strong, robust, united and effective partner,” President Barack Obama said on the State of the Union.