People selling their votes in Scottish Independence
Scottish Independence is a political hot potato (catch!) and, for the most part, people can't muster up the energy to care. Even people in Scotland aren't too fussed.
So much so that there's some people willing to sell their vote on eBay.
Of course, this is electoral fraud, so the police have launched an investigation. They're looking at the numerous listings which have appeared on internet auction site, and if you really want the vote to go a certain way on September 18th, then you can buy their ballot off them.
The Electoral Commission is aware of the listings and eBay has since removed the listings from its site. They're bound to come back, thereby creating yet more internet Whack-A-Mole.
Some fella called 'chrisoc1986' sold their vote for a whopping £1.04.
The listing read: "This is my very own unique piece of British History! It is my personal YES or NO vote for the upcoming Scottish Referendum in September."
"I for one, do not give a flying monkeys about any of this. This could be the deciding vote. Who knows? I am a hard working Scottish citizen with a house, a gorgeous wife and two beautiful kids who are my world."
"This vote will not change anything in our lives so I have decided not to vote my opinion but instead..... ONE OF YOURS! Happy Bidding"
You can bet Alistair Darling is scouring eBay as we speak.
Scottish police said they are looking into it and a spokesman said: "Our policing arrangements for the referendum are well in hand and will be appropriate and proportionate. Police Scotland’s priority is to ensure public safety and security. We will respond appropriately to any issues which arise."
"We are investigating these incidents and therefore cannot comment on the outcome of these incidents until all inquires are concluded. Where other incidents are reported they will be investigated and appropriate action taken."