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Simon Cowell supports 'no' vote for Scotland

X factor boss Simon Cowell has said that he wants the UK to remain as ''one big happy family''.

Cowell is reported to have 'Scottish blood' in him and would like the UK to stay together.

Scots actress Rose Leslie, who stars in the hit shows Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones has also expressed her ''concern about independence''.

"First and foremost, Scotland is my home and I do consider myself Scottish but I also feel very British and I hope that Scotland stays within the Union. I have a real concern about independence."

– Rose Leslie, Actress.

However, a spokesperson from the pro - independence Yes Scotland campaign believes that independence will make the "family" stronger than before:

"A Yes vote is about placing Scotland's future in Scotland's hands and moving on from a Westminster system that simply doesn't have the X Factor.After independence, the social union between Scotland and our friends and neighbours in the rest of the UK will be stronger than ever"

– Spokesperson for Yes Scotland campaign

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Stevenson speaks in Parliament

Carlisle MP John Stevenson has called for Scottish MP's not to be returned to Westminster after the 2015 General Election in the event of a "yes" vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

The referendum is due to take place on 18 September.

The Aberdeen- born politician was speaking in the House of Commons today:

Your opinions: Should an independent Scotland vote in general election

Carlisle MP John Stevenson has called for Scottish people to be banned from voting at next year's General election if there is a Yes vote in September's independence referendum.

All day we've been asking for your opinions on social network, here are just a few of your thoughts:

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@itvborder Why would a citizen of an independent Scotland want to vote in UK election? Non-issue.

Mark Andrew Smith on Facebook said: "Seems like a logical conclusion - why should we have influence over a country we'd be leaving?"

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@itvborder I assumed an independent Scotland would have no vote in a Uk general election, we don't allow the French to vote !

Lee Vann-Wakelin on Facebook said: "yep.... standard procedure i would have thought, but silly spouting it now though"

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@itvborder When we vote Yes its Westminster no more, so only fair we don't get a vote in general election.

You can still have your say by contacting us on Facebook, Twitter or by emailing pamandian@itv.com

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Stevenson: Independent Scotland shouldn't vote in general election

MP John Stevenson is speaking in Westminster later today Credit: ITV News Border

Carlisle MP John Stevenson has called for Scottish people to be banned from voting at next year's General election if there is a Yes vote in September's independence referendum.

The Conservative MP, who is from Aberdeen, claims there would be a constitutional crisis if the Government was decided by part of UK that had just chosen to become a foreign country.

If there is a Yes vote, Scottish independence is likely to begin in March 2016, 10 months after the General election.

But, what do you think? You can have your say by contacting us on Facebook, Twitter or by emailing pamandian@itv.com

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