Thursday, August 7, 2014
Sir Mick & Sting Urge Scotland To Stay UK
More than 200 celebrities, including Mick Jagger (above left), Sting (above right), Stephen Hawking and Helena Bonham Carter, have signed an open letter asking Scots to vote in favor of keeping Scotland a part of the United Kingdom when they vote on an independence referendum on September 18, 2014.
In late 2013, the U.K. passed a bill allowing Scotland to vote on the referendum, which, if passed, would grant independence to the country, which has a population of about 5.3 million people and is about the size of Maine. The celebrities' letter, which is part of a campaign called Let's Stay Together, is meant to give a voice to non-Scots who are not allowed to vote on the referendum. The letter acknowledges that while the right to independence is the Scots' alone, the decision would greatly impact the rest of the U.K. source