Prime Minister rejects call for second Scottish referendum

Ryan Bembridge

March 16, 2017

Theresa May has rejected Scotland’s call to hold a second independence referendum while the UK plots its exit from the European Union.

May (pictured) told ITV News “now is not the time”, responding to Nicola Sturgeon’s call for another referendum between Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019.

She added that all the government’s energies should be directed into negotiating a favourable deal for the whole of the United Kingdom, while she said the Scottish people need a fuller picture before making such a decision.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon took to Twitter to call blocking another referendum “undemocratic” given a clear mandate to leave and “proof positive that the Tories fear the verdict of the Scottish people”.

And her spokesman went on to call blocking a second referendum a “blunder of epic and historic proportions”, according to the BBC.

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