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Yes Voters Are Reacting To The No Vote, And It's Pretty Bleak

Scotland has officially rejected independence. The reactions among Yes voters range from utter despair to hopeful calls for reconciliation and future political action.

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Many Yes supporters have been tweeting their dejection in stark terms.

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Scotland died tonight, and anyone proud of that should hang their head in eternal shame, self interest and greed over poverty and caring

James Wallace@jamesceltic2

Scotland died tonight, and anyone proud of that should hang their head in eternal shame, self interest and greed over poverty and caring

5:31 AM - 19 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Eat your cereal Scotland and bow down to your imperialist masters. That's who you are. The bootlickers of the British Empire.

Kris@neurosceptic

Eat your cereal Scotland and bow down to your imperialist masters.

That's who you are.

The bootlickers of the British Empire.

5:30 AM - 19 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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The phrase "I'm a proud Scot" should never be uttered again. Scotland's shame is the country itself

Macca of Glasgow@TheFrankieMacca

The phrase "I'm a proud Scot" should never be uttered again.

Scotland's shame is the country itself

5:33 AM - 19 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Scotland has become a joke in the eyes of the world. Who will invest in a country with so little confidence in itself?

Stephen Paton@stephenpaton134

Scotland has become a joke in the eyes of the world. Who will invest in a country with so little confidence in itself?

6:06 AM - 19 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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The UK parties promised a lot - of course they will not deliver - they will punish Scotland for our reticence

James Torrance@JimTorranceSNP

The UK parties promised a lot - of course they will not deliver - they will punish Scotland for our reticence

5:48 AM - 19 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Dear Scotland, I still love you. I'm just very, very disappointed in you.

Joe Mullin@my_daily_gripe

Dear Scotland, I still love you. I'm just very, very disappointed in you.

5:47 AM - 19 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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We can no longer play Scotland the Brave, because we're not brave. We're cowards, afraid of our own independence.

Amy@degr4ssi

We can no longer play Scotland the Brave, because we're not brave. We're cowards, afraid of our own independence.

6:07 AM - 19 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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fear has come out victorious. scotland the brave is no more. gutted.

ross@Rosshunter_

fear has come out victorious. scotland the brave is no more. gutted.

6:08 AM - 19 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

11.

Gonna have to go see my papa today and tell him he's never gonna see an independent Scotland in his lifetime. I am heartbroken.

Shaun McCluskey@ShaunMcCluskey

Gonna have to go see my papa today and tell him he's never gonna see an independent Scotland in his lifetime. I am heartbroken.

5:42 AM - 19 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Others have struck a more hopeful tone, finding whatever silver linings they can.

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12.

Thanks for all the conversations, the surprises and the new friends. Scotland is a better place because of it.

Jemma Neville@jemma_tweets

Thanks for all the conversations, the surprises and the new friends. Scotland is a better place because of it.

5:47 AM - 19 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

13.

Yes still means something. Please try to remember that

Alan Cumming@Alancumming

Yes still means something. Please try to remember that

5:22 AM - 19 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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And congratulations to all of Scotland on your very impressive turnout - good democracy skills!

Cat@_Cy_K

And congratulations to all of Scotland on your very impressive turnout - good democracy skills!

6:16 AM - 19 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Both Yes and No voters are now calling for the next political steps.

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Heartbroken, distraught, devastated, but not defeated.Scotland can change,but its going to be harder & we are going to have to fight for it.

Paul Surgenor@PaulSurgenor

Heartbroken, distraught, devastated, but not defeated.Scotland can change,but its going to be harder & we are going to have to fight for it.

5:42 AM - 19 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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My YES friends, let's turn our passion towards ensuring the Devo Max promises the Westminster establishment have made to us are delivered

Alan Cumming@Alancumming

My YES friends, let's turn our passion towards ensuring the Devo Max promises the Westminster establishment have made to us are delivered

5:04 AM - 19 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

17.

Waking up to confirmation of a No vote. It's clear that change is needed in Scotland. Praying that all work together to bring that change.

Mark Wright@markwrightism

Waking up to confirmation of a No vote. It's clear that change is needed in Scotland. Praying that all work together to bring that change.

6:13 AM - 19 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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18.

Alex Salmond has divided Scotland. My view is that he should stand down as First Minister to allow Scotland to heal and to move forward.

David Nicholson@davidmnicholson

Alex Salmond has divided Scotland. My view is that he should stand down as First Minister to allow Scotland to heal and to move forward.

5:48 AM - 19 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Congratulations to Scotland on its Declaration of Dependence.

God@TheTweetOfGod

Congratulations to Scotland on its Declaration of Dependence.

4:40 AM - 19 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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21.

Wait, this Scotland vote is going to fail?! Ugh! Wait—yay??!! Err, okay: Somebody tell me which side I should be rooting for—I’m American.

Dan McQuade@dhm

Wait, this Scotland vote is going to fail?! Ugh! Wait—yay??!! Err, okay: Somebody tell me which side I should be rooting for—I’m American.

5:39 AM - 19 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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