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Scotland Wrong to Go Back on 2014 Independence Referendum says British PM

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7Dnews London

Mon, 29 Jul 2019 15:52 GMT

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ruled out another referendum on Scottish independence after the 2014 vote, Reuters reported. Johnson made his first visit to Scotland as prime minister on July 29th, as his Conservative Party's leader there, Ruth Davidson, said she would refuse to support a no-deal Brexit.

"This was a once-in-a-lifetime, once-in-a-generation thing, everybody was told that," he said. "It was on that basis that they cast their votes and I think it would be totally wrong now to break that promise to the people of Scotland and the UK and have another referendum." Johnson said during a visit to Faslane naval base in Scotland.

Johnson says his government will do a grand new deal with the EU based on a new free trade agreement and, “if our partners won't move on the backstop, then we have got to get ready for no deal.”

He added that they will address the issue of just-in-time delivery supply chains, including in the car industry. "What we need to do is to build a new partnership with all the things that matter to us, sharing cooperation on defence, on security, on intelligence, cultural, scientific collaboration, everything that you would expect," Johnson said.

Johnson mentioned the criteria of the new deal with the EU that he would accept, that it should be a new free trade deal that allows the UK to take back control of its tariffs and regulations.


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