Devolution 14 August 2012 Quote of the day Gordon Brown on Scottish independence. Print HTML The Olympics it is pretty clear – we managed to do it in cycling with pooled resources – if you had just divided the money and put a tenth to Scotland and a tenth to Yorkshire, you could not have achieved the same results we did. Gordon Brown says Britain's Olympic success is another reason to oppose Scottish independence. › NBC falls at the last hurdle Forme prime minister Gordon Brown leaves after giving evidence at the Leveson inquiry. Photograph: Getty Images. Subscribe More Related articles Inside Big Ben: why the world’s most famous clock will soon lose its bong Jeremy Corbyn appoints Shami Chakrabarti to lead inquiry into Labour and antisemitism Is our obsession with class propping up the powerful?