#TakeUsWithYouScotland: 1000s in N. England sign petition to join 'future independent Scotland'

Over 35,000 people from northern England have signed a petition, asking to join future independent Scotland and sever from London. It says ‘the northerners’ have more bonds with Scotland than with “the ideologies of the London-centric south.”

The deliberations in Westminster are becoming increasingly irrelevant to the north of England,” says an online petition to the UK Government on change.org website.

The document dubbed: ‘Allow the north of England to secede from the UK and join Scotland’ has been signed by almost 35,000 people.

The northern cities feel far greater affinity with their Scottish counterparts such as Glasgow and Edinburgh than with the ideologies of the London-centric south,” the petition says.

Hashtag #TakeUsWithYouScotland that appeared a week ago has been retweeted more than 25,000 times.


The document states the north of England “should join the newly independent Scotland and regain control over its own destiny.

We, the people of the north, demand that in the event that Scotland becomes independent the border between England and the New Scotland be drawn along a line that runs between the River Dee and the mouth of The Humber.”


Residents of Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds, and almost every other northern community are planning to join independent ‘New Scotland’.

Fed up with the South looking down at the North,” Michael Anchor from Liverpool, one of those who signed the petition, wrote on the website.

Scottish Nationalists are able to state sensible policies that parties in England think are electoral suicide,” added Jo Tomalin from Sheffield.

When RT’s Harry Fear arrived in Manchester to find out what is attracting the north of England to Scotland, he found opinions of the passers-by were divided.

Great idea!” or “I am for it, as long as we get the same benefits as Scotland does,” said 50 percent of the respondents eager to join future independent Scotland.

The other half told RT the idea is “bad and awful” and they are “perfectly happy being English.”

According to Mike Walsh from Chorlton Central Church, many people in the northern cities “felt just as much as disconnect with the Westminster politics as the people of Scotland clearly do.”

They like what is being said in Scotland,” he told RT.

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