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Paul McCartney weighs into Scotland debate

Beatle wigs brought out as No vote campaign reveals 'exciting' local signing on trip to Church St

Published on September 1st 2014.

Paul McCartney weighs into Scotland debate

EX-Everton star Peter Reid has been kicking a football of the political sort around the streets of Liverpool, all in the name of Scottish independence - or rather not.

He and TV historian Dan Snow were in town on Saturday, brandishing a letter from Paul McCartney who is the latest signatory of note in the Let’s Stay Together campaign, which set up shop in Church Street.

Macca, who famously owns a large tract of land on the Mull of Kintyre penisnusla in Argyll and Bute, was unveiled as "an exciting new signatory of relevance to the people of Liverpool" in the drive to persuade those north of the border to stick with what they know in the forthcoming referendum on whether to cut loose from Blighty. 

Liverpool Lets Stay Together Campaign 1Wigging out: Steve Rotherham, Dan Snow, Peter Reid and Jane Kennedy promote the No vote: Pic Nick Fairhurst

The letter, signed by all manner of well-knowns, including Mick Jagger, Simon Cowell, Ian Rush and our own professional scouser Cilla Black, reads: "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."

Snow, son of Peter "swing-o-meter" Snow, is one of the campaign coordinators for the No vote. He said: "Sir Paul is one of Britain and the world's most respected musicians. We are humbled that he has signed the letter. 

"Sir Paul's signature, alongside Sir Mick Jagger's and those of tens of thousands of people from all over the country, shows that English, Welsh and Northern Irish people hope passionately that the Scottish vote to renew their bonds of citizenship with us. 

Liverpool Lets Stay Together Campaign 9L"The decision is for the Scottish voters alone, Let's Stay Together simply want them to know that we hope that they will stay part of our shared country."

As if the Scottish needed any further proof that staying together was in their best interests, out came the Beatle wigs, sportingly sported on the heads of Walton MP Steve Rotherham and Police and Crime Commissioner Jane Kennedy.

Over 50,000 members of the public have already added their name to the open letter, the campaign claims.

Snow added: "I don’t have a vote in the Scottish referendum but I certainly have a view and I really hope that our shared country stays together."

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AnonymousSeptember 5th 2014.

Really hope Scotland Fucks Off. Maybe they'll stop blaming the English for everything and grow up. The soap dodging bastards nearly put Unilever out of business.

Adolphus BerrySeptember 6th 2014.

I hope they get their independence, only for Aberdeen and the Grampian region to realise how mega oil rich and better off they would be without the rest of Scotland, and then England discovers oil in Morcambe.

AnonymousSeptember 11th 2014.

I hope the Yes campaign wins.

BraveheartSeptember 11th 2014.

If the Scottish people were in any doubt, all they have to do is observe these buffoons in the Beatle wigs and reflect on what they are "losing". That should do the trick for the Yes campaign to win by a landslide.

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