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Comment on outcome of referendum

Following Scotland's decision to remain part of the UK in yesterday's referendum, the Secretary of State for Scotland Alistair Carmichael has commented that he hoped that all parties would now accept the vote was fair, legal and decisive and that it had settled the question in a way which meant that they would not keep coming back to it. However Brian Nugent, the chair of Yes in Shetland claimed that in a few years the people would demand they did this referendum thing all over again. Mr Nugent said that Better Together had made promises about extra powers across Scotland, and in particular the promises made to Shetland, and it was time to put up. Alistair Carmichael said that it was clear that the people of Scotland had overwhelmingly voted for a stronger Scottish Parliament within the United Kingdom based on the cross-party plan for more powers and that that work would begin today and that they would deliver it for everyone.