Well who'd have thought it?
It just shows there are lies damned lies and opinion polls except one US psephologist, who calls US elections right every time well in advance ( can't recall his name) and who also called this right over a year ago. UKIP and Europohobes take note.
Buy up all stocks of schadenfreude while you can as some idiots will be piling it on ( not on these pages I earnestly hope.
In victory magnanimity Nelson said. This is a victory for us all including the "yes's" , truly.
But I can only empathise with all those young folk who became so enthused about the prospect of going it alone. :(Don't turn your backs on active citizenship. Keep at it where you live and in your communities and try to turn a political life serving the public back into an honourable calling.
I urge all of us to give Scottish sports teams and sportsmen and women a special welcome cheer whenever they appear in our stadia and on our screens in pubs.
- and buy our Scots wargaming friends a beer ( or Irunbru) too when they appear at the tables.
True there will be some recriminations claims of rigging "we wuz robbed" etc by the unreconcillables and a lot of dry impenetrable sound and fury signifying nothing from all quarters while the UK ( phew no more ugly rUK) figures out what "further powers" means in practical rather than symbolic terms - without overly pissing off the English . That may be rather easier to do than it used to be, but on the whole we are still hard to rouse ourselves up in our realm of England .
So while a riven Scotland may, disconsolate, recede into history as a footnote in this century , nonetheless it is after having given us all in the Union a wake-up call and a reminder of what it means to be one.