Pupils ‘vote’ to remain in UK
The Yes Scotland campaign was dealt a blow yesterday after north-east children returned a resounding “no” vote in a mock referendum on Scottish independence.
The secondary schools ballot saw a landslide 75.3% of young people rejecting the independence call exactly one year before the nation votes on a potential break-up of the UK.
Asked if they thought Scotland should become an independent country, 8,718 voted “no” while only 2,847 voted “Yes”. There were 88 rejected ballots.
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