No second vote for Scottish independence, says Johnson

Scotland will not have a second stab at an independence referendum, says Boris Johnson.

He ruled out giving the SNP another chance while he was Prime Minister.

He said nationalists agreed in 2014 that the vote then was “once-in-a-lifetime” event.

Mr Johnson said: “I don’t think people in this country think referendums are very wonderful for harmony.

“We had one in 2014, the British people, the people of Scotland, were told in 2014 that that was a once-in-a-generation event.

“I don’t want to have one.

“I don’t see any reason to go back on that, on that assurance.”


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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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