Referendums in Great Britain are “not particularly funny events”, recalled the head of the British government.
Residents of Scotland are not yet ready for a new referendum on independence from Britain. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said this, BBC reports on Sunday, January 3.
“They (in Scotland) do not have a unifying force in the national atmosphere, it should only be like this once in a generation,” Johnson said.
He noted that a referendum on the continuation of UK membership in the European Economic Community (EEC) was held in 1975, and a referendum on Brexit in 2016. According to Johnson, in this case, we are talking about “the right time frame.”
Johnson also added that in his own experience, referendums in the UK are “not particularly fun events.”
Recall that in September 2014, a referendum was held on the independence of Scotland. Then 55% of Scots voted for Scotland to remain part of the UK.
But recently, Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said the region needs independence after the Brexit agreement between London and Brussels, which was voted against by the majority of Scots.
We will remind you, recent opinion polls showed that now the majority of people in Scotland support independence.