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He discussed the prospect of a second vote on an independent Scotland on BBC Radio Scotland's Newsdrive programme.
Two million Scots voted to remain part of the United Kingdom - so a convincing majority voted no and in advance of that referendum, Nicola Sturgeon herself was very clear that this was a once in a generation vote; indeed she went further than that and said it was a once-in-a-lifetime vote. It wasn't a qualified or conditional statement, it was unqualified and unconditional statement at that time. When we had that decisive vote, two million Scots said 'no' so that is the matter over.
BBC Radio Scotland
The Ukip leader spoke to BBC Radio Scotland's Gary Robertson as he [Farage] enjoyed his first pint of the day in a London pub.
"It's almost like a dream come true," he said. But he added: "I understand that London and Scotland didn't vote the same way as the rest of the nation but I would just say this: we have voted for independence.
"Is Nicola Sturgeon really going to hold a referendum against independence?
"She can't be independent and a member of the European Union so let's get the terminology sorted out. If she wants to be a EU member, good - but that's not independence.
"The UK now has genuine independence.
"I think Nicola Sturgeon herself know that if she held a referendum now on splitting from the UK with the potential of joining the EU and probably having to sign a treaty which committed Scotland to the Euro, she'd lose anyway."
It should also be noted, that some people who voted YES, in the last Indyref, would vote NO next time. As they don't want to join the EU, and have the Euro, as our currency.
I think those in Scotland amd Northern Ireland who harp on about those countries voting differently, should consider that the exit votes on both countries, which were high , contributed to the overall exit vote, so Scotland and Northern Ireland DID vote to leave the EU, as without those votes the overall count might not have reached a sufficient number - end of debate !!!
Hi I’m Scottish and proud of it, my husband is English. If Nicola wants independence who do I vote for? Do we have to get divorced because she wants to break up the UK? Do we go back to England because we want to stay together? She is holding people to ransom. The vote was taken and the result was NO. It will interesting to see what happens now.
The oil tycoon said reassurances from financial institutions suggest a fundamental change to the commitment to energy firms is unlikely.
But economic uncertainty, and the troubles already affecting the North Sea sector, are a mix he believes could make investors cautious.
"It would not be helpful at all if potential investors from overseas in North Sea oil and gas licences... if they saw the UK as less attractive.
"Having said that, I would say that 90-95% of the really important decisions in the next three or four or five years will be taken by players who are here already."
BBC Radio Scotland
Mr Campbell told BBC Scotland Newsdrive: "As to why more people voted for leave, there's lots of different reasons.
"But if I had to boil it down to one, it's a lot of people feeling - particularly in the north of England, and parts of the south as well - that globalisation has passed them by.
"The Remain message was maybe too clear. The remain message boiled down to economic risk. I think they thought economic risk was enough.
"I felt it was just too too easy for the Leave campaign to characterise the Remain campaign as Project Fear."
Speaking after a conversation with Nicola Sturgeon, Ms Dugdale said: “This is a bad result for jobs and for the economy in Scotland and across the UK.
“I spoke to Nicola Sturgeon this afternoon. We both have profound disagreements about the constitutional future of Scotland, but I stand ready to work with her in the best interests of the people of Scotland.
"Now is the time for calm heads. Labour's manifesto ruled out a second referendum in the lifetime of this Parliament - we won't be changing our minds any time soon."
BBC Radio Scotland
Speaking to BBC Radio Scotland's Drivetime programme, the former business secretary said David Cameron made a "bad call" in calling the referendum in the first place.
He went on to say he had "a lot of sympathy" for people who voted for the union and "now feel terribly let down that England and Wales have walked away from Europe."
And he warned that Brexit could affect the devolution settlement, "which is tied up with European laws and legislation".
"This could come to a crisis fairly soon," he said.
Professor Graeme Roy, the director of the leading economic institute, warned that some sectors, businesses and households will face a "particularly difficult few months" in the wake of the Brexit vote.
He warned that the price of fuel is likely to rise and the shock result may plunge Scotland into recession.
UK and Scottish leaders need to do everything that they can to deliver stability in the short-term, but must also act quickly to resolve key fundamental questions around the UK and Scotland’s position in Europe and the global economy.
Jenny Laing, who leads the Labour group at Aberdeen City Council, criticised Nicola Sturgeon's decision on a second independence referendum.
She said the city and the future well-being of its economy depends on partnerships with other European countries.
This is now all in limbo but people can rest assured that Aberdeen City Council will do everything in our power to maintain these links as we continue to build our city and economy in the face of miserly funding from the Scottish Government....This is a dark day for the people of the UK and the last thing we need at this point is Nicola Sturgeon to raise the spectre of another Indyref, before we have come to terms with the EU referendum result."
I'm devastated by this result. In fact, I'm really angry about it too because of the economic consequences that we've already seen in the markets - the currency - but also businesses losing value almost every minute of the day so far. That's a consequence that people will feel in their pockets.
The UK leaving the EU offers the Scottish fishing industry "opportunities and challenges", industry leaders have said.
The UK voted to leave the EU. The vote north of the border was to remain.
Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen's Federation, said government cooperation was needed.
BBC News Channel
The BBC's Gavin Esler, outside the Scottish Parliament, says First Minister Nicola Sturgeon managed to be "very bold and very cautious at the same time" in her statement earlier, saying a second independence referendum is "highly likely" after the UK voted to leave the EU.
She was bold, Gavin says, in that she declared the EU leave vote "a game changer" which could lead to a second independence vote.
She was cautious in that she didn't set out a timetable for the vote, and also in that she has been speaking to Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, which also voted to remain, on how the two could co-operate.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that some who voted No to independence in 2014 might vote Yes in a future referendum, Gavin adds, "but what kind of EU would they be voting to stay in?" While some supporters of independence have been calling for a referendum as early as next May, he adds, "I don't think that's her timetable".
A second referendum on Scottish independence is not the way to address fears over the UK decision to leave the EU, says Ruth Davidson.
When will the SNP accept that the European Parliament told Scotland before the last independent referendum that Scotland would have to apply to join the EU and there was no guarantee that they would be accepted. Also, what currency would they use? It would have to be the Euro assuming Scotland was accepted into a failed European Union.
I’m already hearing lots of previous no voters, wanting independence. People voted No as it was promised our position within the EU would be safe. That is no longer the case. The only viable option is independence. It must happen.
I was under the impression that some residents in Scotland voted leave - was the reported votes for and against yet another Westminster lie? Sometimes in life we don't get what we had hoped for - move on, be adult and graceful in defeat. Tomorrow is another day. As for Nicola Sturgeon, she will bang on and on and on until she gets independence for Scotland - then she will throw it all away by joining the EU.
Scotland already voted to stay in the UK knowing full well that yesterday's referendum was on the cards. It also knew that Brexit was a very possible outcome. In June 2016 Survation, ComRes and Opinium put Brexit ahead in the polls. Scotland voted to be part of the UK with it's eyes open and the UK has in turn voted to leave the EU. Time to accept the results and move on.
One of the main arguments of Better Together was “Vote for independence and risk being thrown out of the EU, vote NO and your EU membership is safe as a part of the UK”. Now the whole of Scotland voted to stay in the EU and is being dragged out by English and Welsh voters. If this is not a significant and material change of the circumstances in which Scotland voted against independence I don’t know what is. Saying they voted once and don’t get to vote again no matter what happens is nonsense.
Councillor Frank McAveety, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: "Glasgow has always been proud to be a cosmopolitan city and I want to send a message to the thousands of EU citizens who live here that we value the contribution they make and that they will always be welcome in our city.
Scottish Grocers Federation chief executive Pete Cheema said: "We are concerned that the result will mean a prolonged period of economic instability – we have already seen significant volatility in the stock exchange and currency markets – which will mean uncertainty for business and have a negative impact on investment, jobs and consumer spending.
"In Scotland the convenience store sector seems to be having the double whammy of a Brexit and another independence referendum campaign and the uncertainty this will bring.”
I'm lifelong SNP (Independence) voter, who voted Leave - we need to get politics back to the local level and away from the self-serving interests of Brussels and the FTSE 100 chairmen. There has clearly been a material change since the Independence Referendum but in meantime I trust that Nicola and team will play a full part in negotiating the best possible 'leave' terms for Scotland/UK and then it may be the right time to consider another independence referendum, anything else would smack of political opportunism and I believe (hope) the Scottish electorate are too smart to fall for that.
Scotland already has had a vote on independence, they also voted yesterday as part of the United Kingdom. Does Nicola Sturgeon intend to keep having referendums until she get the answer she wants.
This whole issue highlights how split and diversified we are in UK. There is a Union of countries (Europe) which does not suit England and Wales objectives, and a referendum is held and we vote to leave. There is another union of countries (United Kingdom) which does not suit Scotland's objectives of being out of Europe. We are supposed to be United. What is the difference?
At least Scotland has the option of independence then rejoining the EU. London, Britain's most cosmopolitan city, votes firmly to remain but is held back by the leave votes in the shires, places where an immigrant is rarely seen. No independence route for us.
Don’t think we have any guarantees we will be allowed to join the EU as an independent Scotland, and we can’t seek membership until such times as we are independent. We therefore have the prospect of not being part of the UK nor part of the EU.
Just want to say the whole thing is a mess. Scotland as a whole votes to remain, as Northern Ireland has, but is going to be pulled out by the votes of England and Wales. Lots of potential for political wrangling between Edinburgh and London - and all the while people are uncertain about where they stand. What happens next?
Salmond states all 32 constituencies voted remain and therefore we should call a referendum. Can I point out that 28 out of 32 constituencies voted to REMAIN in the UK during the Scottish referendum. NO SECOND INDYREF.
Can someone please tell me when did Scotland gain independence from the rest of the UK? Nicola Sturgeon is out for her own self fulfilling agenda and is misleading the public. The fact is Scotland is part of the United Kingdom as a whole and 17 million UK citizens said as a whole we want to leave the EU, that is democracy. So for her to say "we are being dragged out of the EU against our will" is not true. The citizens of the United Kingdom have spoken and it's to leave. I don't see people in other parts of the UK that voted to stay saying "we have been dragged out of the UK against our will".
The Scottish Conservative leader said: "Like the First Minister I am disappointed with the result. Like the First Minister I want to see stability prioritised in the days ahead. Scotland will open for business next week in the same way as it closes today. "But I do not believe that a second independence referendum will help us achieve that stability nor that it is in the best interests of the people of Scotland. "The 1. 6 million votes cast in this referendum in favour of remain, do not wipe away the 2 million votes that we cast less than two years ago."
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee, who is in Scotland for the reopening of the Trump Turnberry resort, said any future Trump administration would embrace an "independent Britain".
They have declared their independence from the European Union and have voted to reassert control over their own politics, borders and economy. A Trump Administration pledges to strengthen our ties with a free and independent Britain, deepening our bonds in commerce, culture and mutual defense. The whole world is more peaceful and stable when our two countries - and our two peoples - are united together, as they will be under a Trump Administration. Come November, the American people will have the chance to re-declare their independence. Americans will have a chance to vote for trade, immigration and foreign policies that put our citizens first. They will have the chance to reject today's rule by the global elite, and to embrace real change that delivers a government of, by and for the people. I hope America is watching, it will soon be time to believe in America again
Many of the Scots people I have talked to say their main reason for voting remain was because they did NOT want to give the SNP the excuse or opportunity to call for another independence referendum. If Scottish independence had not been an issue, their instinct was to vote leave, but their choice to vote remain was primarily tactical. Why have the media analysts not picked up on this?
Why are so many reports referring to Indy Ref 2? We had Indy Ref 2 in 2014 having had the first one in 1979.
I was all for keeping the UK together. Now I would prefer to live in an independent Scotland within the EU than with England outside the EU.
Scotland did not vote to remain in the EU, the UK voted to leave. Scotland is part of the United Kingdom and any votes cast were on behalf of the United Kingdom. I am from Scotland and my vote was one from the 38% of Scottish voters who voted on behalf of the United Kingdom to leave the EU. This should not trigger another indyref, we have already voted on that and we voted against it so just accept that decision as we need to accept this one.
In the wake of the UK's decision to quit the European Union, Mr McLeish described today as "Black Friday", adding it was "one of the darkest days in my political life".
While the former Labour MP and MSP said the next few weeks and months would see Britain subjected to "intense political turbulence", he said the referendum could have "seismic" consequences for Scots.
Mr McLeish told Press Association Scotland: "There has to now be a more serious debate about the possibility Scotland may wish to exit the UK if it sincerely wants to be part of the wider, more collaborative, more consensual EU.
"The debate has massively changed overnight. The issue is we have now left the EU and Scots now have to make a decision on where they think their true interests lie. "I have great difficulty, great political difficulty and personal difficulty, being part of the UK that is no longer a part of the EU."
Scotland is highly likely tohold a second independence referendum, Nicola Sturgeon has said, adding that she would do what was necessary to secure the country's place in the European Union after Britain voted to leave the bloc.
"It is a statement of the obvious that the option of a second referendum must be on the table and it is on the table," she told reporters.
"I think an independence referendum is now highly likely," she added.
Scotland, which held its previous independence referendum in 2014, voted by a margin of 62% to 38% to remain in the EU in Thursday's referendum, putting it at odds with Britain as a whole, which voted 52%-48% in favor of Leave.
The first minister added: "I want to make it absolutely clear today that I intend to take all possible steps and explore all options to give effect to how people in Scotland voted, in other words to secure our continuing place in the EU and in the single market."