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.”

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