Alistair Darling victory speech

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19th September 2014

The people of Scotland have spoken. We have chosen unity over division and positive change rather than needless separation.

It is a momentous result for Scotland and also for the United Kingdom as a whole.

By confirming our place within the Union, we have reaffirmed all that we have in common and the bonds that tie us together.

Let them never be broken.

But as we celebrate, let us also listen. More than 85 per cent of the Scottish population has voted. People who were disengaged from politics have turned out in large numbers. 

While they have voted on the constitution, that was not the only or perhaps the major issue that drove them to the polls.

Every political party mus...