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Break-up of union would be a shame, says Sir Rod Stewart

But the rocker added he would be happy if independence ‘was good for Scotland’.

Legendary singer Sir Rod Stewart spoke out against independence in 2014 (Joe Giddens/PA)
Legendary singer Sir Rod Stewart spoke out against independence in 2014 (Joe Giddens/PA)

By Craig Paton, PA Scotland Reporter

Sir Rod Stewart has said it would be “a shame” if Scotland became independent when asked about the UK’s political situation.

However, the singer said he would support Scotland leaving the union “if it was good” for the country.

Speaking to BBC Scotland’s The Nine programme, Sir Rod also said he believes Boris Johnson “will sort it out”, when asked about Brexit.

But if it's good for Scotland then I'm happy Sir Rod Stewart

He said: “I’m somewhat of a traditionalist. It would be a shame to see the British isles break up, it would be a shame to see that blue off the Union Jack.

“But if it’s good for Scotland then I’m happy.”

Sir Rod previously spoke out against the idea of Scottish independence ahead of the 2014 referendum, alongside a number of British celebrities.

When asked about the current political climate, he said: “We’re in a muddle, but I think Boris will sort it out.

“We have to be patient.

“What I do know is that I was always a remainer. I didn’t see why we had to leave. Maybe it’s something that I’m missing, I don’t know, but I’m still a remainer.

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Sir Rod said he believes the Prime Minister will ‘sort’ Brexit (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

“I know Boris is going to get us out.”

Sir Rod, who described Scotland as his “spiritual home”, said the upcoming General Election is of the “utmost importance”.

He added: “It’s a once in a lifetime, this election.

“I don’t know what the outcome is going to be, I really don’t.”

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