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20 People Explain Why They’re Voting Against Scottish Independence

Scottish voters explain why they’re going to vote no in September’s independence referendum. “Better to be a big fish in a big pond, than a little one.”

1. “I don’t work for the NHS, but I think it’s vital.”

Hilary Wardle

2. “Scottish students might lose out if we vote yes.”

Hilary Wardle

3. “There will be fewer jobs if we vote yes, not more.”

Hilary Wardle

4. “Is this definitely how you spell ‘illustrious’?”

Hilary Wardle

5. “There are worrying questions around research funding that the yes campaign haven’t answered.”

Hilary Wardle

6. “A currency union is definitely off the table.”

Hilary Wardle

7. “Says it all, really.”

Hilary Wardle

8. “We should have more control, but the answer is more devolution, not full independence.”

Hilary Wardle

9. “Is this really going on BuzzFeed?”

Hilary Wardle

10. “We’ve got more options if we stay in the UK.”

Hilary Wardle

11. “UK aid could fall if Scotland votes yes.”

Hilary Wardle

12. “As a young person, I’m really worried about jobs.”

Hilary Wardle

13. “If we vote for independence it’s going to be harder to live in Scotland and work elsewhere.”

Hilary Wardle

14. “We all need to work together.”

Hilary Wardle

15. “An independent Scotland might not be granted NATO membership and wouldn’t be part of the G7.”

Hilary Wardle

16. “It’s not clear what would happen to the NHS.”

Hilary Wardle

17. “We’re definitely better together.”

Hilary Wardle

18. “People need help in the rest of the UK. We shouldn’t abandon them.”

Hilary Wardle

19. “I’m 82 and I want the UK to stay as it is.”

Hilary Wardle

20. “If we do this, there’s no going back. It’s scary!”

Hilary Wardle

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