Submitted by ub on Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:21

Following more than three hundred years of marriage, Scotland and England will stay together.

Scottish voters prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to Britain's economic and political future, including Queen Elizabeth and David Cameron, whose calls to step down as Prime Minister would have been deafening if Scotland had broken away.

The vote on Thursday — 55 percent against independence to 45 percent in favor — saw an unprecedented turnout of just under 85 percent.

The BBC has more on this story: BBC News - Scottish referendum: Scotland votes 'No' to independence