Sean Connery Is All For Scottish Independence

Sean Connery, best known and remembered for his role as James Bond, said recently, as reported byThe Inquisitr, that Scottish independence was “too good to miss.” He wrote that ending the union with England would help boost artistic creation in Scotland.

Connery, now aged 83, who was born in Scotland, spoke out six months before a referendum that would split the United Kingdom. While Sean Connery does accept that the decision on independence is a matter for the people who live and work in Scotland, he wrote:

“More than anything else, culture defines a country. It provides international visibility and stimulates global interest more than a nation’s politics, business or economy ever can.

So, with our colorful history, strong identity, deep rooted traditions, a commitment to artistic innovation and diverse and beautiful landscapes, Scotland is truly blessed.”

Sean Connery isn’t the only high-profile star who weighed in on the independence debate. Last month David Bowie said “Scotland, stay with us” in a message given by him to model Kate Moss at the Brit pop music awards.

But Connery said on the New Statesman website on Tuesday: “As a Scot and as someone with a lifelong love for both Scotland and the arts, I believe the opportunity of independence is too good to miss.”

Connery wrote in more detail about why he believes independence would be good for Scotland:

Simply put – there is no more creative an act than creating a new nation. Scotland has an opportunity to make a step change. More than anything else, culture defines a country. It provides international visibility and stimulates global interest more than a nation’s politics, business or economy ever can. So, with our colourful history, strong identity, deep rooted traditions, a commitment to artistic innovation and diverse and beautiful landscapes, Scotland is truly blessed.

Those opposed to the idea of Scottish Independence include financial institutions such as the Edinburgh-based Standard Life and the Royal Bank of Scotland.

They have expressed concern about uncertainties over currency, regulation, and tax regimes in the event of Scottish independence.

On the other hand, the head of the International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways, said it could be good for business.

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