Scotland votes 'no': Westminster reaction

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Scotland votes 'no': Westminster reaction
19th September 2014

Our reporter Lila Allen was at Westminster on Friday morning to get reaction from key political figures as the results of the Scottish independence referendum broke. 

Nigel Farage was “pleased” at the results but was heavily criticised David Cameron and Nick Clegg for their “lacklustre campaign”. He went on to speak of the importance of England getting a similarly “fair deal” to the one which Scotland has now been promised. 



Conservative MP for Somerset, Liam Fox was relieved at the outcome, but thought that lessons could be learnt from the high turn out looking towards the 2015 general election. He suggested that when the public feel their vote actually matters, as many Scots did on this occasion, they are far more likely to partake in the democratic process. 



Willie Docherty of London-based Scottish charity, Scots Care, spoke of his excitement and how many people partook and engaged with the debate. 



John Redwood, Conservative MP for Wokingham, said he was “delighted” by the results but felt it was more important that the prime minister was looking into giving England similar devolved powers to those that Scotland is set to receive. ‚Äč

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