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23 Reasons Scots Are Voting Yes In The Independence Referendum

The #YesBecause hashtag is trending across the UK. Here's why people are backing Scottish independence.

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I'm #yesbecause I don't want this ballot paper!

Yes Bathgate@YesBathgate

I'm #yesbecause I don't want this ballot paper! 😳

10:33 AM - 21 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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#YesBecause Foodbanks are not acceptable in a developed wealthy nation.

Euan@EuanAFC1903

#YesBecause Foodbanks are not acceptable in a developed wealthy nation.

12:39 PM - 21 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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#YesBecause this isn't about haggis or Braveheart - this is about protecting the NHS and the Welfare State. And so much more.

David.@shamandream

#YesBecause this isn't about haggis or Braveheart - this is about protecting the NHS and the Welfare State. And so much more.

11:50 AM - 21 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I'm #YesBecause I'm actually quite keen to be 'burdened' with all this oil.

Pete Wishart@PeteWishart

I'm #YesBecause I'm actually quite keen to be 'burdened' with all this oil.

12:26 PM - 21 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Im #YesBecause this is my son in this pic and I want his future to be bright with scotland being independent and free

Carrie @carrierob34

Im #YesBecause this is my son in this pic and I want his future to be bright with scotland being independent and free

12:41 PM - 21 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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#YesBecause We give all our money to London only to be berated as scroungers

Rattlecans@rattlecans

#YesBecause We give all our money to London only to be berated as scroungers

11:44 AM - 21 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I'm #yesbecause these three can grow up and have free healthcare, go to University and not have to worry about me.

MD@MavisDee

I'm #yesbecause these three can grow up and have free healthcare, go to University and not have to worry about me.

12:19 PM - 21 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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#yesbecause Westminster only serves the City of London. In an Independent Scotland, Holyrood will serve the people of Scotland.

Vee Mack@Vee_Mack

#yesbecause Westminster only serves the City of London. In an Independent Scotland, Holyrood will serve the people of Scotland.

11:42 AM - 21 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I'm #YesBecause illegal wars, the lack of a socialist alternative at Westminster, nuclear weapons, food banks, child poverty and for the NHS

rach7el@rach_murph

I'm #YesBecause illegal wars, the lack of a socialist alternative at Westminster, nuclear weapons, food banks, child poverty and for the NHS

10:43 AM - 21 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I'm #YesBecause I don't believe in UK foreign policy. I don't want my country to be a "superpower", just a power for good.

Natalie McGarry@nataliemcgarry

I'm #YesBecause I don't believe in UK foreign policy. I don't want my country to be a "superpower", just a power for good.

1:28 PM - 21 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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#YesBecause we can hold our head up high in the international community. #indyref

Gen Yes Midlothian@GenYesMid

#YesBecause we can hold our head up high in the international community.
#indyref

12:03 PM - 21 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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#YesBecause ask yourself, deep down, do you really, honestly think Cameron, Osborne, Clegg & the like actually give a fuck about Scotland?

Daniel@MiniKitson

#YesBecause ask yourself, deep down, do you really, honestly think Cameron, Osborne, Clegg & the like actually give a fuck about Scotland?

11:05 AM - 21 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I'm #YesBecause it's an unknown filled with hope as opposed to a known filled with misery.

Paul McCole@Paulsin2

I'm #YesBecause it's an unknown filled with hope as opposed to a known filled with misery.

11:00 AM - 21 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I'm #YesBecause I don't want to be the guy saying "I told you so" in 2017 when a Tory government takes the UK out of Europe.

Wings Over Scotland@WingsScotland

I'm #YesBecause I don't want to be the guy saying "I told you so" in 2017 when a Tory government takes the UK out of Europe.

12:00 PM - 21 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I'm #YesBecause if we're not prepared to solve our own problems, why should anybody else?

Doug Daniel@DouglasDaniel

I'm #YesBecause if we're not prepared to solve our own problems, why should anybody else?

9:23 AM - 21 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I'm #yesbecause I'm sick of Scotland being a 'cute' country. #indyref

Yeskittens@Yeskittens

I'm #yesbecause I'm sick of Scotland being a 'cute' country.

#indyref

10:49 AM - 21 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I'm #yesbecause I am a foster carer & see first hand what welfare cuts & poverty does to a nation & its children. Please vote #Yes

VoteYes on Sept 18th@andytemple67

I'm #yesbecause I am a foster carer & see first hand what welfare cuts & poverty does to a nation & its children. Please vote #Yes

9:22 AM - 21 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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#YesBecause... have you thought about what the alternative might be?

Radical Independence@Radical_Indy

#YesBecause... have you thought about what the alternative might be?

11:49 AM - 21 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I'm #YesBecause in 60 years time my grandchildren will question why my generation even debated the independence of their nation #indyref

Aidan Kerr@_Kerr__

I'm #YesBecause in 60 years time my grandchildren will question why my generation even debated the independence of their nation #indyref

1:01 PM - 21 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I'm #yesbecause the definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Westminster has failed us.

Stephen Paton@stephenpaton134

I'm #yesbecause the definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Westminster has failed us.

9:02 AM - 21 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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