Tory leader appeals to young voters to say no

YOUNG voters are being urged to vote no in the referendum by Scottish Tory Leader Ruth Davidson.

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Ruth Davidson has urged voters to vote No in the referendum
Ruth Davidson has urged voters to vote No in the referendum

The Glasgow MSP is speaking to an audience of young people in Glasgow today telling them independence will deny them the same opportunities their parents had.

Ms Davidson, speaking at a Better Together event in the Lighthouse today, said young people want to remain in the UK and urged older generations to think of the future they want for the young when the cast their vote.

Ms Davidson said: "If we vote to leave the UK, we'd be closing off avenues of opportunity for Scotland's young people that have existed for generations. We'd be selling young Scots short.

"Our young people are as dynamic and ambitious as their contemporaries in any other corner of the globe.

"They've got what it takes to 'make it' in life - the talent, the drive and the determination to make their mark on the world.

"And it's our responsibility to make sure they get the best possible chance of achieving their full potential."

Ms Davidson said results of mock referendums held in schools, colleges and universities show that most are in favour of retaining the United Kingdom.

She said independence would limit the opportunities on offer to the next generation of Scots.

She added: "Young people in Scotland want to make it in life - they see the opportunities their parents had, and they want those opportunities too.

"Time and again our young people tell us that they want Scotland to stay in the UK.

"Tens of thousands of pupils and students in schools and universities right across the country have cast their ballot for Scotland to remain part of the UK in mock referenda, with overwhelming results.

"Let's listen to their voices as we go to the polls in a few weeks' time."

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