Scotland Teaches a Lesson in Democracy

The Scottish referendum result tells other potential secessionists that it's OK to stay; and tells their governments that playing fair might persuade voters not to leave.
the union jack won't need a redesign after all.

Scots discovered at 6:08 a.m. this morning thatthey won't break up the U.K. to become an independent nation. In the Glasgow hotel where the much-maligned Better Together campaign gathered to watch the results, music began to pound, a union jack was unfurled and the party started -- lasting just long enough for relieved and bleary-eyed campaigners to do a little dance.

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