Dragon’s Den star Duncan Bannatyne has backed Britain staying together.
In coming out against Scottish independence, the Clydebank-born tycoon yesterday claimed he had been attacked over his support by “racists”.
Mr Bannatyne, 64, was moved to declare his backing for the UK, after an aide to Russian president Vladimir Putin branded Britain “just a small island that nobody listens to”.
He tweeted: “We might be a small island but we are a great country made up of Scotland, England Wales & NI that should stick together as 1 & not separate (sic).”
That brought some mixed comments with Mr Bannatyne telling one follower: “Thankfully most of us are not as defeatist as you.”
But he replied: “Defeatist is the last thing Indy is about.
“Fiscal powers, democracy and a whole lot more for my kids Duncan.”
Mr Bannatyne added: “Amazing, Russia slags us off, calls us a small country no one wants to listen to.
“I defend & get attacked by racists.”