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The Scottish independence vote – Twitter reaction: Armando Iannucci, Stu Campbell, Piers Morgan and more have their say

By James Doleman

September 19, 2014 | 4 min read

As the dust settled on a Scottish Independence campaign which resulted in a 55 per cent vote to keep the United Kingdom intact, Twitter reaction was mixed.

Independence supporters in Edinburgh hear the result.

The Scottish comedy writer Armando Iannucci posted about the record breaking turnout for the plebiscite saying:

While English-born actor Simon Pegg expressed his sympathy for the losing side

Influential independence supporter Stu Campbell had trouble hiding his disappointment at the result posting

Campbell, who told The Drum he would stop blogging in the event of a No vote, posted on his website: “We’ll be taking some much-needed time off before coming to a decision about whether the site will carry on or not. Right now it’s difficult to think of any useful purpose it can serve." He added: “But decisions shouldn’t be made in haste in the depths of defeat."

The early editions of the national newspapers, all of whom argued for a No vote, were jubilant. The Sun led with: “Union Back,” while the Daily Mirror splashed with “Its No!, Great Britain Saved.” Across a picture of crying Yes supporters The Times went with “We stay together,” while the Independent’s front page proclaimed: “The Re-United Kingdom.”

Some politicians took the issue of the new powers promised by the three main party leaders to the Scottish Parliament. UKIP leader Nigel Farage tweeted

Meanwhile former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan, who has been vocal on social media about his support for a no vote, struck a note of reconciliation

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