No 10 says no to second Scottish indyref

Mittwoch, 24. April 2019 17:25

Scotland must respect the results of its 2014 independence referendum and it is not the time to call for a second vote on the issue in Scotland, Downing Street Press Secretary James Slack said in a press briefing on Wednesday.

Slack stated: "Now is not the time: now is the time for the UK to be pulling together," and added "as we have been repeatedly clear, Scotland already had an independence referendum in 2014, and voted decisively to stay. Both sides need to respect the result of that referendum."

Furthermore, the press secretary noted that no referendum can be held without the support of Parliament in Westminster. The comments came after Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced she is planning to introduce legislation in Holyrood that will enable a second independence referendum in case Scotland is forced to leave the European Union due to Brexit.

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