Obama sings praises of united Britain ahead of Scottish referendum

Opponents of Scottish independence have reacted with delight to President Barack Obama's call for a robust, united and effective'' Britain.

Obama was asked for his opinion Thursday during a news conference in Brussels with Prime Minister David Cameron.

He said that while the decision was up to Scottish voters, we obviously have a deep interest in making sure that one of the closest allies we will ever have remains a strong, robust, united and effective partner.''

He said "the United Kingdom has been an extraordinary partner to us. From the outside at least, it looks like things have worked pretty well.''

The Better Together campaign, which is urging Scots to reject independence in a Sept. 18 referendum, tweeted a variation on the famous Obama "Hope'' poster bearing the word "Nope.''

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