Boris Johnson rejects Nicola Sturgeon's call for second referendum on Scottish independence

Jacob Jarvis
REUTERS

Boris Johnson has rejected Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second referendum.

Ms Sturgeon had asked for Holyrood to be given the power to hold a fresh vote on independence, which has long been an aim for her party the SNP.

However, Mr Johnson has declined to offer to devolve the powers to allow such a vote.

In a letter to the first minister he said: “I cannot agree to any request for a transfer of power that would lead to further independence referendums.”

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