Oldest Brit winner David Bowie enters independence debate


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Singer David Bowie has used the Brit awards to indicate that he hopes Scotland will reject independence.

Bowie, who had just become the oldest-ever winner of the Best British male solo artist award, ended his speech: "Scotland stay with us."

The veteran performer, who is aged 67, was not at the ceremony to have the award presented by Noel Gallagher.

His acceptance speech, broadcast on ITV, was read on his behalf by the model Kate Moss.

David Bowie The singer's speech mentioned the Moon, Venus, Mars and Scotland

David Bowie's speech said: "In Japanese myth the rabbits on my old costume that Kate's wearing live on the moon.

"Kate comes from Venus and I from Mars, so that's nice.

"I'm completely delighted to have a Brit for being the best male but I am, aren't I Kate? (Gallagher: yes) I think it's a great way to end the day.

"Thank you very very much - and Scotland, stay with us."

English singer Billy Bragg - who has voiced support for a "Yes" vote in the 18 September independence referendum - welcomed the comments.

He said: "Bowie's intervention encourages people in England to discuss the issues of the independence referendum, and I think English people should be discussing it, so I welcome his intervention.

"Obviously we don't have a vote but we can have an opinion."


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    Comment number 793.

    There are a raft of reasons as to why Westminster are desperately clinging to Scotland and not one of these will be in the best interest to the people of Scotland.
    Two main factors are London losing face at the top table as their empire shrinks even further. Loss of Scots resources and having to come clean about subsidizing Scotland.

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    Comment number 768.

    Spent my entire adult life reading and thinking about Scottish culture, history and identity.

    Was planning to YES in September. But an old English pop singer from long ago wants me to vote no, so I've just changed my mind instantaneously. Ha, ha.

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    Comment number 241.

    Maybe we could have a trial separation? See how things go.

    We'll keep the David Bowie records and you can keep the Jesus and Mary Chain ones.

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    Comment number 216.

    So, Kate, from Croydon, says David, from Brixton, wants Scotland to stay in the union. The words "so what" immediately spring to mind.

    What I'd really like to know is why did David let down the wonderful people of Brixton to go live in New York?

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    Comment number 106.

    I don't like Bowie or his music and never have but at least he isn't a politician trying to retain a seat in parliament so saying anything to achieve that. Its his opinion and shared by a great many of us in England. He not only has a right to an opinion he has the right to express it and he used a stage to voice it....I talk to my neighbours over the fence. Same thing just a different venue.


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