Just days before the Sept. 18 vote, Brown appeared to be making
British policy by announcing that laws granting further devolution
to the Scottish parliament would be drafted by the time Scots
celebrate the birthday of their most revered poet, Robert Burns, on
"The eyes of the world have been upon us and now I think the eyes of
the world are upon the leaders of the major parties in the United
Kingdom," Brown told supporters in Fife, Scotland.
"These are men who have been promise makers and they will not be
promise breakers and I will ensure as a promise keeper that these
promises that have been made are upheld," he said.
During the campaign, Prime Minister David Cameron, Labour leader Ed
Miliband and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg promised to
guarantee Scotland high levels of state funding and grant Scots
greater control over healthcare spending.
After Scots rejected independence, Cameron said the issue of
Scottish independence had been settled "for a generation" but
pledged a swift constitutional shake-up for all parts of the United
(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Michael Holden)
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