Queen Elizabeth Comments on Scottish Referendum

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Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth

Queen makes first public comment on Scotland independence vote

LONDON – INTERNATIONAL – Queen Elizabeth has made brief comments on the Scottish Referendum. The rare comment on current political issues, came as the Queen was leaving church on Sunday.

The campaigns for and against Scottish independence are heating up with just days to go before the highly anticipated vote. In Edinburgh, the “NO” campaigners waved British flags and sang God Save the Queen.

Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth has been largely silent on the matter until Sunday when she reportedly commented on it after a morning church service near her Balmoral estate in Scotland. The Times newspaper says she told someone in the crowd — quote — “I hope people will think very carefully about the future” — unquote.

That sentiment was echoed by Labour M-P Alister Darling — who’s leading the “Better Together” effort. “What we are saying is if you’ve got any doubt about this then don’t do it. You wouldn’t do it on any personal decision you would make and this decision isn’t just for you. It’s for your family. It’s for your country. Which is why we think people will say “no thanks” on Thursday.”

“Yes” campaigners staged one of their biggest rallies in Glasgow.

VIDEO by Reuters

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