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Boris Johnson rejects calls for second Scottish independence referendum

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denied Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s demand for a second referendum on Scottish independence.

Despite losing the first independence referendum in 2014 by a margin 10 percentage points, there has been renewed calls for a second referendum on independence in Scotland since the UK voted to leave the EU in 2016.

Scotland voted by a wide majority to remain in the Brussels run bloc and the pro-Independence Scottish National Party has used this fact as justification for a second referendum.

However, Prime Minister Johnson has dismissed these calls for another referendum saying the 2014 vote must be respected.

In an official response to the calls for another Scottish independence referendum Prime Minister Johnson said:

“Another independence referendum would continue the political stagnation that Scotland has seen for the last decade, with Scottish schools, hospitals and jobs again left behind because of a campaign to separate the UK. It is time that we all worked to bring the whole of the United Kingdom together and unleash the potential of this great country”.

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