Daniel Radcliffe On Scottish Independence: “I Personally Like The U.K. Being How It Is”

But he wants to leave the final decision up to Scots.


Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has said he would like the United Kingdom to remain in its current form after being questioned on the forthcoming Scottish Independence referendum.

“I personally like the U.K. being how it is,” the actor said when asked about the issue at a BuzzFeed Brews event in New York.

But he declined to follow the lead of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and take a formal side in the debate: “I can totally see why some people in Scotland might want independence.”

“But it’s also not up to me; I don’t get a say in the future of Scotland and that’s fair. I’m sure they’ll make the right decision for their country,” he added.

Earlier this month, Rowling came out against Scottish Independence, announcing she had donated £1 million to the campaign to keep the United Kingdom together.

Rowling then received strong abuse from Twitter users who support independence for Scotland.

Daniel Radcliffe said similar incidents were enough to put him off social media: “It is just a whole lot of craziness. Twitter is brilliant for some things … but for me I am not that concise anyway so I wouldn’t do that well out of it as a format.”

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