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September 18, 2014

"No" Drubbin' "Yes" in Early Returns from Wee Little Scottish Towns

In Clackmannanshire, "No" wins: No, 19,036, Yes, 16,360.

Polling expert Professor John Curtice of Strathclyde University said the Clackmannanshire result would be a "considerable disappointment" to the "Yes" side, who would have hoped to have done better in what is Scotland's smallest mainland local authority.

As yeh may know, t' general kenning is that No is gang tae win. Reports are that No supporters are all smiles an' laughs an' in want of a drink, but the Yay supporters are all grumpy and in want of a drink.

Clackmannanshire apparently was considered a good hope for "Yes." (That's a grea' link for updates, by the by.)

This fella is sayin' it's almost over.

But Clackmannanshire is a wee teeny li'l place and don' mean nothin' at all!

Still and all, "Yes" is lookin' rather out-at-elbow.

It occurred to meself that a movement in favor of both independence and socialism was rather courtin' the Doom of the Banshee, because if'n you want to be independent, ye canna have your mitts in another's pocket, and if'n ye want your mitt in another's pocket, ye canna be independent.

They seemed to have figured that, and voted accordin'ly. Between independence and English gold, they seem to have favored th' English Gold.

Och. How embarrassin'.

Double Och! Alex Salmon is tae 'ead of the Scottish Nationalist Party, the party that's been a-pushin' for independence since Bra'eheart.

But his own town is goin' 60 to 40 for No.

Triple Och! Orkney was considered a bastion for "No," but the drubbin' here is somet'in' to behold:

Orkney, swee' Orkney, yer tearin' the heart outta me!

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