Boris Johnson confirmed his opposition to a new Scottish independence referendum

Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister, and Nicolo Sturgeon, Scottish Prime Minister, meet in the summer of 2019. (collection) – Duncan MCGLYNN / POOL / AFP

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday confirmed his opposition to a new referendum on the independence of Scotland, desired by the head of the Scottish Government, which wants Scotland, once independent, to join the European Union. . “In my experience, referendums in this country are not particularly happy events,” Boris Johnson told the BBC, facing deep divisions caused by the 2016 Brexit referendum, with the camp winning 52%. Of “holiday”.

In 1975, the British were consulted on the retention of their country in the EEC. Forty years away seems “a nice difference”, Boris Johnson said. For the conservative leader, the referendum should only be allowed “once per generation”. Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Saturday that he hoped Scotland would gain independence and be able to “join” the European Union, which had Brexit against Stress’s will.

Scotland voted 62% against Brexit

While the British voted 51.9% for Brexit in 2016, the Scots were 62% to leave the European Union. After losing from his camp in 2014, Nicole Sturgeon called for a referendum on Scottish independence, when 55% of Scots said ‘no’ to independence.

According to the latest survey conducted by Savita Comore Institute for the newspaper Scotsman, Mid-December, 58% of Scots now support a break with the unprecedented United Kingdom. But the decision for such a referendum lies with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who strongly refuses. Nevertheless, a major SNP victory in local elections next May will increase pressure on London to agree to a new consultation.

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