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We Asked A Bunch Of Cute Kids What They Thought About The Scottish Referendum

These children attended a large pro-independence rally in Glasgow. But why?

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This is Jessica, who's just turned 3. Her mum says she's voting No because she doesn't want to lose her house, which is what she thinks will happen.

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"They're shouting about...."

But she forgot what she's actually doing at the rally.

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"Did you forget?" her mum asks.


To be honest, there's a chance she's bored with the whole referendum thing.

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Then there's Shaun, 5, who's also forgotten what he's doing at the rally.

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"What are you doing here today?

Because... I forgot."

Sian is 6. She's in favour of independence because her friends are also supporting the Yes campaign.

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"Mostly all my friends vote Yes so I vote Yes."

And what's Farrell, 4, doing at the rally? He's very serious in his answer.

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"I drived here."

And he thinks Scotland should have independence because, well, some of them want it.

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"Because we want to."

Meanwhile Declan, 6, is not entirely certain why he's here, but he's pretty sure he doesn't like England.

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"We want to get rid of... (hushed tone) is it England?"

OK yes, he really doesn't like England.

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"I'm excited because I'm finally getting rid of England!"

Although he might be slightly more excited about getting a couple of days off school.

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"No! I have Thursday and Friday off!"

Then there's Francesca, 6, who's pretty patriotic about it all. This vote is for Scotland, she says.

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"Because it's our country and I want to support my country."

And Callum, 10, is just unimpressed with London.

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"Because we feel like London just wants our money."

And Elly, 9, is maybe the most honest about it all. Yes throws parties so it wins.

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But she admits that she'll miss England's architecture.

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So why are they supporting Yes? Sian's celebrating her birthday on the day the results are in and says it's simple. If Scotland becomes independent, it'll be the greatest country EVER.

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Siraj Datoo is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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