Police have launched an investigation after a number of people apparently tried to sell their votes in the independence referendum online. Votes for the 18 September ballot were listed on internet auction site eBay, which has since removed the items. The Electoral Commission said both the selling and buying of votes was illegal. One online listing offered buyers a “unique piece of British history”. The Glasgow-based vendor wrote that he was selling his vote – with a starting price of 99p – because he did not “give a flying monkeys [sic] about any of this”. He went on: “This is my very own unique piece of British History!
“This could be the deciding vote. Who knows? I am a hard working Scottish citizen with a house, a gorgeous wife and 2 beautiful kids who are my world.
“This vote will not change anything in our lives so I have decided not to vote.”
The listing was signed off: “Happy Bidding.”