United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to Scotland’s First Minister and Scottish National Party (SNP) Leader Nicola Sturgeon following his party’s win in the general election and told her he will not allow Scotland to hold a second referendum on independence from the UK, a Downing Street spokesperson said on Friday. According to the spokesperson, Johnson stressed the result of the first Scottish independence referendum “was decisive and should be respected.”
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After Johnson’s Tories won the majority in the early general election and he promised to deliver Brexit by the end of January, Sturgeon insisted Johnson does not have a “mandate to take Scotland out of the European Union” and called on a transfer of power to the Scottish Parliament so that Scotland could decide on its own to hold another independence referendum.
In 2014, the SNP, then led by Alex Salmond, staged an independence referendum. At the time, 55.3% of the Scottish voters supported the country staying a part of the UK, while 44.7% backed the independence option. However, Sturgeon believes a new vote is necessary since Scotland voted for remaining in the UK before the Brexit referendum believing Britain will be a part of the EU in the future.