Over 200 celebrities call for No vote in Scottish referendum

More than 200 celebrities and public figures, including Sir Mick Jagger, Sir Bruce Forsyth, Dame Judi Dench, Simon Cowell and Professor Stephen Hawking, have signed a letter calling for a No vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

Olympians Daley Thompson, Steve Cram and Sir Steve Redgrave are also among the top signatories of the letter backing the Let’s Stay Together campaign.

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Dan Snow and Ben Fogle unveil giant Letter to Scotland

A giant Letter to Scotland signed by more than 200 celebrities has been unveiled by Dan Snow and Ben Fogle near Tower Bridge in London.

The letter reads: "The decision on whether to leave our shared country is, of course, absolutely yours alone.

June Sarpong, Dan Snow, Ben Fogle and Tom Holland with the Letter to Scotland. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

"Nevertheless, that decision will have a huge effect on all of us in the rest of the United Kingdom.

"We want to let you know how very much we value our bonds of citizenship with you, and to express our hope that you will vote to renew them.

"What unites us is much greater than what divides us. Let's stay together."

Celebrities: Scotland vote 'will have huge effect on UK'

Over 200 celebrities have signed a letter urging Scotland to remain part of Britain, saying: "What unites us is much greater than what divides us."

The decision on whether to leave our shared country is, of course, absolutely yours alone.

Nevertheless, that decision will have a huge effect on all of us in the rest of the United Kingdom.

We want to let you know how very much we value our bonds of citizenship with you, and to express our hope that you will vote to renew them.

What unites us is much greater than what divides us. Let's stay together.

– Letter signed by over 200 celebrities

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Over 200 celebrities call for No vote in referendum

More than 200 celebrities and public figures, including Sir Mick Jagger, Sir Bruce Forsyth, Dame Judi Dench, Simon Cowell and Professor Stephen Hawking, have signed a letter calling for a No vote in the Scottish independence referendum, campaigners Let's Stay Together said today.

Sir Mick Jagger signed the letter. Credit: Dennis Van Tine/ABACA USA

Top athletes back Scottish independence 'No' campaign

Some of the UK's most successful Olympic athletes are expected to be among a group of public figures and celebrities who will call for Scotland to remain within the UK.

Daley Thompson, Steve Cram and Sir Steve Redgrave are among the top signatories of a letter urging Scots to vote “no” in the September referendum, according to The Times.

Daley Thompson, Steve Cram and Sir Steve Redgrave are among the top signatories of a letter urging Scots to vote “no”. Credit: Reuters

During Glasgow’s triumphant Commonwealth Games, both sides of Scotland’s constitutional battle toned down their campaign so that they would not be accused of politicising sport.

Public figures are backing the Let’s Stay Together campaign, which was launched last month with an online video and a soundtrack of You’re My Best Friend by Queen.

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