British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Friday night that he is opposed to a new referendum on Scotland's independence, but the Edinburgh leader has called for the Scots' wish to be respected.
Boris Johnson called Nicola Sturgeon to convey that he was opposed to holding a new referendum on Scotland's independence.
"The prime minister reiterated his strong commitment to strengthening the British Union. The British prime minister has made clear that he is opposed to organizing a new referendum on independence and that he is with most of the people of Scotland who do not want to return to divisions and uncertainty. He added that the result of the referendum. since 2014 it has been decisive and must be respected, "Downing Street reported, according to Sky News.
In reply, Nicolas Sturgeon, the prime minister of Scotland, said that the parliamentary mandate received by the Scottish National Party (SNP) must be respected. "We have made it clear that the SNP mandate to give people a chance must be respected, just as he expects his mandate to be respected," Nicola Sturgeon said on Twitter.
The Scottish National Party (SNP) won 48 seats in the House of Commons, an unprecedented fact. Most of Scotland's residents have voted in favor of remaining in the European Union in the 2016 British Brexit referendum.
Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the SNP, insists that Scotland hold a new referendum on independence from the United Kingdom, and the result of the British parliamentary election shows that the Scots share this desire.
In 2014, Scotland held a referendum on independence from the United Kingdom. Over 55% of the Scots then ruled against independence. In the context of Brexit, the result could now be in favor of independence.