So today, Mike Myers has come forward to throw his hat in the ring and declare that he hopes that "Scotland will remain part of Britain". All this "love-bombing" is over whelming. The publicity it is generating is really something. Celebrities from home and abroad are being asked for their opinion in the upcoming referendum, in which, many are unable to vote, given that they are don't live in Scotland, or for some, even in the British Isles. As soon as we hear the opinion of a 'celebrity' that Scotland should remain within the union, it is Breaking News!
So, in the interest of a fair comparison, I have compiled a list of which 'slebs are For or Against Indy, or have made it clear that they are unwilling to give their opinion.
And in no particular order :
For Indy Against Not saying
Eddi Reader Eddie Izzard Andy Murray
The Proclaimers The Pope Billy Connolly
Elaine C Smith Nicky Clarke Amy Macdonald
David Tennant David Bowie Chris Hoy
Simon Pegg Mike Myers
Alan Cumming Lorraine Kelly
Brian Cox JK Rowling
Frankie Boyle John Barrowman
Annie Lennox The Krankies
Kevin Bridges Stan Baxter
Sean Connery SuBo
Alan McGee Alex Ferguson
Billy Bragg Sharleen Spitteri
David Hayman Neil Oliver
Dougie Mclean Kermit the Frog
Gerard Butler Ewan McGregor
Hardeep Singh Kohli Rod Stewart
Iain Banks Emma Thompson
Robbie Coltrane (only if Scottish labour indy)
John Gordon Sinclair
Not sure I recall all these names in the For column being Breaking News as getting much, if any, media coverage at all when they publically chose to make their decision to vote YES, known. I have not included any names of politicians, or many of the lesser known artists, have stuck to 'celebrity' or better known names, who have expressed their desire for a YES vote in September.
Does anyone notice anything quite telling between the 2 columns (I'm thinking of where these people actually live)?