Skip to main content

See also:

Sean Connery urges fellow Scotsmen to vote for independence from Great Britain

Sean Connery - Not making any friends in Great Britain
Sean Connery - Not making any friends in Great Britain
Getty Photo

Movie star Sean Connery, Scotland native urged all Scots Saturday to vote for independence from Great Britain in next September’s referendum.

Connery is such a patriot of his home country that he has the word “Scotland” tattooed on his body.
He told The Sun newspaper las
t Sunday that an opportunity to separate from the United Kingdom is “too good an opportunity to miss.”

No comment from 10 Downing Street.

In Connery words, “Independence would galvanize the film and creative industries, creating new jobs in Scotland.”

The film actor no longer lives in Scotland but said his decision was made for the “people who choose to live and work in Scotland. He further said, “Independence would bring renewed focus on Scottish culture, heritage and creative excellence.”

Music star David Bowie took exception to Connery’s remarks telling The Sun he has urged Scottish voters to remain part of the United Kingdom.

No comment from Mel Gibson, the star/director of the Academy Award winning film, "Braveheart."

* If you have enjoyed this column, may I suggest you scroll down this page and press the SUBSCRIBE box? It's FREE. Thank you for your patronage.

** Send your comments to: dwight.schwab@gmail.com