So it came to pass and Scotland voted no to going it alone.
It’s not often I crow in this column but please allow me a little bit of self-praise this week.
I told you last week how I thought it would be 55% No to a 45% Yes vote.
I didn’t pluck that number out of the air, more just looked at what odds the bookies were offering.
And what was the final result?
It was 55.3% No to 44.7% Yes.
Frankly that was pretty spot on without heading right of the decimal point.
Sadly, there doesn’t seem to have been much reflection in the national press and on TV about why their pollsters got it so wrong.
Apparently, because there had never been a vote such as this and there was no history to look at, then there was no way they could really predict what would happen.
Maybe they should just have borrowed the bookmakers’ crystal ball then.