Salmond resignation can’t hide fact canny Scots voted with heads

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ON THE weekend that the ­majority of Scots should have been viewing media coverage of such a historic vote that ­decided we remain an integral part of the UK for the fore­seeable future, we had to put up with the other news that’s dominated the referendum­ coverage – Alex Salmond’s resignation.

In addition we find the ­political chattering classes within the Yes camp are still girning, griping and grousing about Westminster politicians as the MPs set the wheels in motion for Scotland’s ­enhanced powers allied to ­considering now necessary devolution for England.

I’ve seen reported the reflective comments of the SNP MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast, Stewart Stevenson, who correctly summarised: “Across Scotland there’s a tight correlation between the votes for No and economic incomem, and in areas not doing so well they’ve been voting Yes.”

This chimes with Bill Clintons remark in 1992: “It’s the economy, stupid.”

Ultimately, as canny Scots, the majority voted No with our heads.

Galen Milne, Dunblane