(Original post by Rakas21)
Given that the SNP will need a majority again (though it's not quite as proportional as people think) the question as to whether the SNP will get another referendum really boils down to whether Westminster learns from their mistakes.
The Scottish parliament is fairly proportional. It's certainly a lot more proportional than Westminster. Here's a list of the major parties that got elected to the Scottish parliament:
Party Vote Share Seat share
SNP 44% 53%
Lab 26% 28%
Con 12% 11%
LD 5% 4%
Green 4% 2%
That's pretty damn good if you ask me. Certainly a lot more proportional than Westminster! In other words, for there to be another referendum on independence in the future, the SNP will have to get around 45% of the vote again. To put this into context, the massive '97 Labour landslide was achieved with 42.3% of the vote, the win for the SNP was a landslide in 2011. They'd need another landslide for another referendum.
Also, I can't see Westminster learning from their mistakes. Let's be honest, the Westminster parties don't really want to give powers to Scotland. They only came out with this when the polls narrowed, and it is almost palpable when they speak that they don't want to cede any powers for Scotland, and I think this is a pathetic attempt to win a few more "no" votes. The people of Scotland want more powers, that much is clear, and the only way to get that is to vote yes to independence.
If there's a no vote I can see us getting hammered by the extra powers. They'll offer more income tax powers (because that's pretty much all they're lukewarmly offering, and other minor stuff) then cut our budget (as multiple government and Tory people have said they want to look at scrapping the Barnett formula) and say that if we want to keep the same level of services we can raise tax. This can only be badly, raising lower rates of income tax isn't exactly a politically sensible thing to do, and I feel that it will only lead to worse conditions for the people of Scotland.