Ebay Referendum General News

Police probe eBay sale of Scottish referendum votes


By John Glenday | Reporter

August 29, 2014 | 2 min read

A police investigation has been launched into online auction house eBay after a man claiming to be resident in Glasgow posted a listing for his vote in the upcoming independence referendum for £1.04.

The unidentified man accompanied his sale with the words: “This is my very own unique piece of British History! It is my personal YES or NO vote for the upcoming Scottish Referendum in September.

"I for one, do not give a flying monkeys about any of this. This could be the deciding vote. Who knows?

“I am a hard working Scottish citizen with a house, a gorgeous wife and two beautiful kids who are my world.

"This vote will not change anything in our lives so I have decided not to vote my opinion but instead..... ONE OF YOURS! Happy Bidding"

It joins a number of similar listings on the platform which have come to the attention of the Electoral Commission, following which they were promptly removed.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police Scotland's priority is to ensure public safety and security. We will respond appropriately to any issues which arise.

"We are investigating these incidents and therefore cannot comment on the outcome of these incidents until all inquires are concluded. Where other incidents are reported they will be investigated and appropriate action taken. "

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