Scottish independence referendum: JK Rowling, Russell Brand, Nigel Farage and more react to the 'No' vote

Scores of strident pro- and anti-Union voices are desperately taking to Twitter with posts of patriotic pride or disappointment

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The campaign for and against Scottish independence had a particularly high turn-out – not just the 87 per cent who voted at the polls, but of the famous faces who lent their signatures, careers and reputations to backing the ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ campaigns that preceded it.

Ultimately, it was the Better Together campaign that triumphed, preserving the nation’s 307-year-old union with England after a historic, record-breaking electoral referendum.

Scotland Vote 'No' To Independence

The result means David Cameron now faces mounting pressure for constitutional change within Westminster, after he promised Scottish voters he would give them more power if they rejected independence.

It also means that scores of strident celebrity pro- and anti-Union voices are desperately taking to Twitter with posts of patriotic pride or disappointment. Among the most retweeted was JK Rowling, who tweeted the following shortly after the ‘No’ result was announced:

As was Frankie Boyle, who posted an inflammatory but incredibly tongue-in-cheek:

Nigel Farage predictably went on a pro-England offensive shortly after the vote was announced. He also apparently forgot that the year is 2014 and that things like emails exist:

‘Yes’ backer Russell Brand added this revolutionary comment to the mix:

Piers Morgan shocked the Union by sticking to his promise:

While Billy Bragg took time out to thank voters, despite not voting for independence:

Here are some others:

 

 

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