Statement by the President on the Results of the Scottish Referendum

Statement by the President on the Results of the Scottish Referendum

September 19, 2014

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

We welcome the result of yesterday’s referendum on Scottish independence and congratulate the people of Scotland for their full and energetic exercise of democracy. Through debate, discussion, and passionate yet peaceful deliberations, they reminded the world of Scotland’s enormous contributions to the UK and the world, and have spoken in favor of keeping Scotland within the United Kingdom.  We have no closer ally than the United Kingdom, and we look forward to continuing our strong and special relationship with all the people of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as we address the challenges facing the world today.