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- 55 percent of Scots have voted against separating from the United Kingdom in a referendum.
- Turnout was 84 percent, or 3.6 million.
- Most British newspapers had advised against independence, pointing to the economic risks and loss of international stature.
- Scottish independence could have made it more likely that the rest of Britain would leave the European Union. Scots are more pro-EU than the English.
- Prime Minister David Cameron has called for a “balanced settlement” that is fair to both Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom.