British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday closed the door to any possibility of a new referendum on independence in Scotland, even if the Scottish National Party (SNP) obtained an absolute majority in the regional parliament.
“I think the referendum in the current context is irresponsible and reckless,” the prime minister said in an interview with The Telegraph, when asked whether he would never accept any new consultations after the one that took place in 2014, when the Scots voted to remain in the United Kingdom. .
Scottish National Party Prime Minister Nicolas Sturgeon remains the leader in tallying the (regional) parliamentary elections in Edinburgh on Thursday, winning 39 of the 48 seats counted so far.
According to the count, the SNP has not lost any seats at present and won even three – two formerly in the hands of the Conservatives and one formerly of the Labor Party – although analysts say it is unlikely that it will reach an absolute majority, which is what Check with the support of the greens.
Johnson acknowledged that he had “listened carefully” to the results in Scotland, but added that the Scottish National Party, in his view, had moved away from the idea of a new referendum.
He told the Telegraph newspaper: “I don’t think this is the time at all for the existence of more constitutional disputes. It is talking about tearing our country apart, while what people want is to reform our economy and rebuild together.”
Nor did he want to go further on how he would respond if Sturgeon decided to promote a one-sided consultation: “As I say, that’s not the question now. I don’t think that’s what these times are asking for.”
Despite the words of British Prime Minister, “The Second Man” in the Scottish National Party, John Sweeney, he told the BBC today that everything indicates that his training will be the main training in Holyrood (the seat of the provincial legislature) and that the decisions.
“Johnson is not the feudal lord of Scotland. He is the prime minister of the United Kingdom. If the Scottish Parliament is elected by a majority of MPs committed to the referendum, that must be respected,” he said.
The vote count continues on Saturday, although the final results on the formation of Holyrood’s 129-seat parliament will not be known until tonight.