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Gordon Brown gave a Scottish referendum speech - and people were shocked at how good it was

It’s barnstorming, really.

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WITH JUST HOURS left until polls open in the historic Scottish independence referendum, both sides are going all out to win votes.

For the Better Together campaign, that meant bringing out former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Despite rising to the highest office in the UK, Brown is not a renowned orator and his impassioned performance today set Twitter alight.

In the speech, Brown takes aim at the Scottish Nationalist Party and says that Scotland is a nation already.

“[W]e are a nation forever – yesterday, today and tomorrow.

“Hold yourselves with dignity. Have confidence. Our values are the values of the people of Scotland. Have confidence. Our stronger Scottish Parliament meets the needs and aspirations of the Scottish people. Have confidence. Our future lies in cooperation and sharing, and not in separation and splitting apart. That unity is our strength. Have the confidence to stand up, be counted and say for Scotland’s sake: not now, not this time, not the risks, no thanks.

“Have confidence to stand up and be counted and say, for Scotland’s future, ‘No’.”

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