Boris Johnson calls for crisis negotiations over Scotland and Nicola Sturgeon warns against blocking “people’s will”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson invited SNP leader and Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon to discuss Scotland’s future. Although Scottish independence workers lost a seat in the Scottish parliamentary elections, the end result of this weekend’s vote still establishes a pro-independence majority, which could mean a new impetus to hold a second referendum to consult the population about the fate of Scotland in the United Kingdom.
In his victory speech, Nicola Sturgeon defended that a second vote represents the “will of the country”, warning that any politician in Parliament in London who tries to oppose a new referendum will be “coming into conflict with the democratic wishes of the Scottish people. ”. Nicola Sturgeon has already promised that he will continue with plans for a second independence referendum after the Scottish National Party (SPN) wins its fourth consecutive election, announcing a constitutional battle with Boris Johnson, the Guardian said on Sunday.
In a letter sent to the Scottish Prime Minister even before the election results were known, Boris Johnson argued that UK residents are “better served when they work together”, further inviting the nationalist party leader to a “summit meeting for discuss common challenges and how they can work together in the coming months and years to overcome them ”.
“We will all have our own perspectives and ideas – and we will not always agree – but I am confident that by learning from each other, we will be able to rebuild better, in the interests of the people we serve,” said Boris Johnson in the letter, quoted this Sunday by the newspaper “The Independent”.
Source: with Agencies