We gave the English a voice in the Scottish independence debate even though they don’t deserve one

General consensus: Londoners don’t have a clue and don’t give a toss

On the 18th of September there will be a referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country.

The question “Should Scotland be an  independent country?” will only be voted on by people who live in Scotland and are over the age of 16.

With that in mind, we asked a selection of Londoners their opinion on what should happen to Scotland.


How very dull

Name: John

Age: 29

Position: Works in sales.

Verdict: It’s a Scottish decision.

He said: “I’ve got quite a complicated view on it, but they have the right to do what they like.”


Notice it’s in past tense… What did you do to him?

Name: Taylor

Age: 27

Position: University of North Carolina Graduate who is in the UK on Business.

Verdict: Perplexed.

He said: “I don’t think I’m informed enough to answer. I have a couple of friends who have opinions, one in particular who thinks it’s really dumb. He’s Scottish.”


Fair enough

Name: Natasha

Age: 18

Position: Student.

Verdict: Seriously not bothered.


Don’t worry, Alex Salmond isn’t bothered about you either

Name: Matthew

Age: 34

Position: London Imperial Graduate and Software Developer.

Verdict: Could go either way.

He said: “It would be great if they remained a part of the UK, but I’m not really bothered either way.”


Alright, if you love Scotland so much, why don’t you just marry it?

Name: Bianca

Age: 22

Position: Student at Leeds University.

Verdict: No, but…

She said: “I don’t know much about it. However, I don’t see the benefits of splitting from the UK. Are they just trying to assert their dominance?”


Aww, cute

Name: Nick

Age: 28

Position: Leeds Graduate.

Verdict: Very attached to the Scots.



Name: Yvonne

Age: 37

Position: Works for a sports events company.

Verdict: Yes.

She said: “We were literally just talking about this on the way to lunch. Personally, I think it’s a good thing they are having a referendum and that they are going for independence.”