Barack Obama, David Beckham, JK Rowling And Many More Show Support For Scottish Referendum

September 18, 2014


A lot of fuss and stir has been caused lately as Scotland’s independence is about to be voted, and celebrities, as well as famous athletes have tweeted their opinions on the whole thing and have publically expressed their support for the two sides of the campaign.

Divided Opinions

J.K. Rowling, the famous author of the Harry Potter series revealed her opinion via Twitter: “Big day in Scotland tomorrow #indyref. My head says no and my heart shouts it – but whatever happens, I hope we’re all friends by Saturday.”

While the well-known revolutionist, Russell Brand, wrote: “I’ve never voted but if I was Scottish I’d vote yes.”

Barack Obama used official White House Twitter account to show support: “The UK is an extraordinary partner for America and a force for good in an unstable world. I hope it remains strong, robust and united. –bo,“

The ex-England captain, David Beckham, on the other hand, revealed his support for the Better Together campaign.

“We want to let you know how very much we value our relationship and friendship. I took as much satisfaction in seeing Sir Chris Hoy or Andy Murray win gold as I did watching Jess Ennis and Mo Farah do the same in the Olympic Stadium. What unites us is much greater than what divides us. Let’s stay together,” said David.

Sir Paul McCartney, Dame Judi Dench, Simon Cowell, and Professor Stephen Hawking all signed a letter in August urging Scotland to remain as part of the union.