Show Hide image Devolution 7 August 2014 Stephen Hawking, David Attenborough and Tom Daley among 200 famous faces calling for a Scotland No vote Two hundred public figures have signed an open letter addressed to the people of Scotland, calling on them to vote "No" in the independence referendum. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML There could now be a new breed of celebrity: the “No-list”. Because 200 public figures – including the Olympic diver Tom Daley, Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, physicist Stephen Hawking, broadcaster David Attenborough, actor Judi Dench, classicist Mary Beard and the journalists Jemima Khan and Mehdi Hasan – have signed an open letter imploring the people of Scotland to stay in the union. Other well-known names who have signed the letter include the actor Helena Bonham-Carter, musician Sting, authors William Boyd, William Dalrymple and Malorie Blackman, comedians Jo Brand, Robert Webb and Steve Coogan, and the artist Tracey Emin. The wide range of signatories on the letter, from Nobel prize winners to Turner prize winners, is a big boost to the Better Together campaign as it fights the battle against independence in the last weeks leading up to the referendum on 18 September. Here's the letter: Dear Voters of Scotland, The decision on whether to leave our shared country is, of course, absolutely yours alone. Nevertheless, that decision will have a huge effect on all of us, Scots and non-Scots, in the rest of the United Kingdom. We want to let you know how very much we value our bonds of citizenship with you, and to express our hope that you will vote to renew them. What unites us is much greater than what divides us. Let’s stay together. Yours, William Dalrymple Eddie Izzard Sir Patrick Stewart Sir Bruce Forsyth Sir Mick Jagger Stephen Hawking Jenny Agutter Sir Ben Ainslie Kriss Akabusi Roger Allam Kirstie Allsop Alexander Armstrong Sir David Attenborough Steve Backley Baroness Joan Bakewell Frances Barber Andy Barrow John Barrowman Mike Batt Glen Baxter David Aaronovitch Helena Bonham-Carter Stanley Baxter Martin Bayfield Mary Beard Sarah Beeny Anthony Beevor Angelica Bell Dickie Bird Cilla Black Graeme Black Roger Black Malorie Blackman Ranjit Bolt Alain de Botton William Boyd Tracey Brabin Lord Melvyn Bragg Jo Brand Gyles Brandreth Rob Brydon Louisa Buck Simon Callow Will Carling Paul Cartledge Guy Chambers Nick Cohen Michelle Collins Colonel Tim Collins Olivia Colman Charlie Condou Susannah Constantine Steve Coogan Dominic Cooper Ronnie Corbett Simon Cowell Jason Cowley Sara Cox Amanda Craig Steve Cram Richard Curtis Tom Daley Richard Dawkins Dame Judi Dench Jeremy Deller Lord Michael Dobbs Jimmy Doherty Michael Douglas Simon Easterby Gareth Edwards Jonathan Edwards Tracey Emin Sebastian Faulks Bryan Ferry Ranulph Fiennes Ben Fogle Amanda Foreman Neil Fox Emma Freud Bernard Gallacher Kirsty Gallacher George Galloway Sir John Eliot Gardiner Bamber Gascoigne David Gilmour Harvey Goldsmith David Goodhart Lachlan Goudie David Gower AC Grayling Will Greenwood Tamsin Greig Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson Lord Charles Guthrie Haydn Gwynne Maggi Hambling Mehdi Hasan Sir Max Hastings Peter Hennessy James Holland Tom Holland Tom Hollander Gloria Hunniford Conn Iggledun John Illsley Brendan Ingle Betty Jackson Sir Mike Jackson Howard Jacobson Baroness PD James Griff Rhys Jones Terry Jones Christopher Kane Sir Anish Kapoor Ross Kemp Paul Kenny Jemima Khan India Knight Martha Lane Fox Baroness Doreen Lawrence Tory Lawrence Kathy Lette Rod Liddle Louise Linton John Lloyd (journalist) John Lloyd (producer) Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber Gabby Logan Kenny Logan Sarah Lucas Dame Vera Lynn James May Margaret MacMillan Stephen Mangan Davina McCall Sir Ian McGeechan Heather McGregor Andy McNab John Michie David Mitchell Lord John Monks Lewis Moody Michael Morpurgo Bill Morris David Morrissey Philip Mould Al Murray Neil Stuke Sir Paul Nurse Andy Nyman Peter Oborne Sir Michael Parkinson Fiona Phillips Andy Puddicombe Lord David Puttnam Anita Rani Esther Rantzen Sir Steve Redgrave Derek Redmond Pete Reed Lord Martin Rees Peter Reid Baroness Ruth Rendell Sir Cliff Richard Hugo Rifkind Sir Tony Robinson David Rowntree Ian Rush Greg Rutherford CJ Sansom June Sarpong Simon Schama John Sessions Sandie Shaw Helen Skelton Sir Tim Smit Dan Snow Peter Snow Phil Spencer David Starkey Lord Jock Stirrup Neil Stuke Sting Tallia Storm David Suchet Alan Sugar Graeme Swann Stella Tennant Daley Thompson Alan Titchmarsh James Timpson Kevin Toolis Lynne Truss Gavin Turk Roger Uttley David Walliams Zoë Wanamaker Robert Webb Richard Wentworth Sir Alan West Dominic West Kevin Whateley › Social media means the voices of the disabled can no longer be ignored by those in power Anoosh Chakelian is senior writer at the New Statesman. 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