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British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has openly declared her 'Yes' vote for Scottish Independence at her London Fashion Week show.

Speaking backstage at her London Fashion Week show, Westwood said:

"If you stay with England the things will get worse and worse and worse. We are in a spiral of poverty where profits are siphoned off into monopolies and into big banks. And so the poor get poorer and poorer, and it's got to get worse, it can't get better that's for sure.

""If you are worried, well, I just say take a chance. The future could be just amazing and Scotland could be very important as an influence to the world. We just lick the shoes of everybody who is American and just do what they say. They're destroying everything and so are we. I hate England."

In keeping with the political momentum that has gripped both United Kingdom and Scotland, Westwood branded herself and all of her catwalk models with a 'Yes' badge to further signify her political stance.

"I like Scotland because somehow I think they are better than we are. They are more democratic. It's wonderful that they want to separate. This is the problem with democracy. We are ruled by the tyranny of the majority, and I'm afraid they're scared and stupid, the ones that vote no. They don't have any perspective," said Westwood.

Westwood later used her official Twitter account for further clarification after her comments went viral on social media.

Westwood joins several other big names who are calling for a "Yes" vote for Scottish Independence in the historical referendum that takes place on 18 September.

Several others have, however, insisted on Scotland remaining a part of the UK.