Scotland: no second referendum


The British government does not believe there should be a second referendum on Scottish independence, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said.

“We don’t believe that there should be a second referendum. There has been a referendum. It was clear, decisive and legal. Both sides agreed to abide by the result of that referendum.”

A majority of Scots backed staying in the EU in last year’s referendum and the ruling Scottish National Party, which lost a bid for independence in 2014, has said there should be another vote on the issue if its views on Brexit are ignored.

A report by newspaper the Courier said that PM May believes Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is two weeks away from demanding an independence referendum, underlining that May is privately working on a strategy to deal with it.

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