Scottish voters in London

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Scottish voters in London
17th September 2014

Three London-based Scots joined us on Headline London to share their views on the Scottish independence referendum. 

Sasha Spratt, who has voted yes, questioned the sustainability of the current political system in Scotland. He bemoaned the fact that the Scottish government ‘relies on handouts from Westminster’. 

 

Tiffany Wheaton, who has lived in London for five years, but owns property in Scotland, wasn’t allowed to vote. The uncertainty of the situation has left her unsure as to which way she would have voted. ‚Äč

Will Shearer voted no, because he’s a ‘massive fan of the union’.  He believes parting ways with the United Kingdom is “a risk not worth taking”. 

He questions the lack of answers Scots have received as to what will happen if the yes vote comes out on top, citing what will happen to him, as a Scot in London, as an area he remains in the dark over. 

 

While Sasha and Tiffany aren’t sure where they’d stand if Scotland gains independence, Will isn’t concerned as he has always considered himself British. 

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