Writer Julie Threapleton poses in her back garden in London
Writer Julie Threapleton, 41, who grew up in Canada, poses in her back garden in London September 12, 2014. "I do not believe the Scottish people will be better off as a sovereign nation. Nor do I think oil should be the deciding factor. Resources deplete. People don't." Threapleton compared Scotland's situation to Quebec's 1995 referendum, which she described as "neck and neck". She said concerns over the future of Quebec's economy eventually led to a "No" vote, although the provincial government gained more power. She hopes that Scotland will follow the same path. The referendum on Scottish independence will take place on September 18, when Scotland will vote whether or not to end the 307-year-old union with the rest of the United Kingdom. Picture taken September 12, 2014. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS MEDIA)
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