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Once Scotland decides the real work begins

Whether the vote is Yes or No, the British state will be irrevocably altered

By Peter Riddell  

Gordon Brown has increasingly become the public face of Better Together in the campaign's closing days ©Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The Scottish referendum has been a seismic shock to our political system whether the result is Yes or No. The common assumption in Whitehall and Westminster until early September was that the No side would win without too much trouble, and that some more devolution would be introduced after the next UK…

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