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 Live blog: Jeremy Corbyn hit by shadow cabinet revolt Winning Scottish independence will be even harder than before - but it may be the only choice Should London leave the UK?