Scotland: Scottish independence: Sir Sean Connery urges Scots to break away from Britain as opportunity ‘too good to miss’

September 15, 2014


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Sean Connery’s Agent 007

“… as a Scot with a lifelong love of Scotland and the arts, I believe the opportunity of independence is too good to miss. Simply put there is no more creative an act than creating a new nation.” – Sean Connery, known to generations as Agent 007 James Bond.

Sir Sean Connery is urging Scots to vote in favour of independence, saying it is too good an opportunity to miss.

The James Bond star claimed a vote in favour of leaving the UK in September’s referendum would “capture the world’s attention”.

He added that he was “particularly excited” about the prospects that independence could offer the film and creative industries, saying these could be boosted by new inward investment, helping to create jobs north of the border.

Sir Sean, who does not live in Scotland, accepts the decision over the country’s future should be made by “the people who choose to live and work there”.

But in an article to be published on the New Statesman website on Tuesday, to coincide with a lecture Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond is giving in London, he said: “Scotland has the chance to make a step change.”

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014.  7:45 p.m.[GMT]

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