Senior cabinet minister Michael Gove has sparked a row over “anglo-colonialism” after calling talk of a new Scottish independence referendum “foolish” and saying he “can’t see it” happening before the next UK general election.
Scotland’s first minister has said she doesn’t want to propose a referendum now as her party prepares for an election on May 6, citing bigger challenges in the economy as support for independence falls.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is standing by her threat to hold a fresh referendum on independence if her party wins the May elections, despite Boris Johnson saying another one should not take place until at least 2055.
Within minutes of Brexit taking effect, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted a message to Brussels that Scotland would be rejoining the EU “soon,” responding to recent demand for another independence referendum.
The UK Housing Secretary has slammed First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and her Scottish National Party (SNP) colleagues for discussing IndyRef2 at a time when the nation faces the largest health crisis in generations.