Barack Obama Weighs In on Scotland's Independence Referendum

Don't Mess With Scotland

Sept. 15, 201401:28

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EDINBURGH, Scotland - President Barack Obama weighed in on Scotland's independence referendum, saying in a Twitter message that he hopes the U.K. “remains strong, robust and united.”

Those in favor of independence - known as the 'Yes' campaign - argue that the U.S. would gain another international ally in an independent Scotland. In June, Obama appeared to show support for the 'No' campaign when he told reporters on a European trip that he thought the U.K. "had worked pretty well" and should remain united.



- Alastair Jamieson