Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister has written to Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish First Minister today refusing her request to be given the autonomy to hold another Scottish independence referendum.
Meanwhile a referendum cannot take place without the consent of the United Kingdom government. Nicola Sturgeon wrote to Boris Johnson in December asking him to enter negotiations on transferring the power to hold a referendum from London to Edinburgh.
Also, Boris Johnson categorically stated in his letter which he posted on Twitter that “I cannot agree to any request for transfer of power that would lead to further independence referendums. He said Nicola Sturgeon had agreed that a 2014 referendum in which Scotland agreed to stay in the United Kingdom would be a once in a generation vote. He further said “Another Independence referendum would continue the political stagnation that Scotland has seen for the last decade. It is time that we all worked to bring the whole of the United Kingdom together.