Scotland's Sturgeon challenges UK: only court can stop a referendum - Sky


FILE PHOTO: Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Joan McAlpine campaign in Midsteeple Quarter for the Scottish Parliament election, in Dumfries, Scotland, Britain May 3, 2021. Jeff J Mitchell/Pool via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon challenged British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to oppose plans for another independence referendum in court, saying that only the courts could prevent another such vote.

"I'm saying if Boris Johnson wants to stop it, he would have to take legal action," Sturgeon told Sky.

"If Boris Johnson didn't do that, by definition it would be a legal referendum. If he did do that, the courts would decide," Sturgeon said.

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Kate Holton)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In World

Russia says U.S. asked 24 of its diplomats to leave by Sept. 3
Head of Belarusian exile group reported missing in Kyiv, police say
England changes COVID-19 app so fewer people need to isolate
Attacked by Bolsonaro, Brazil's top judges say electronic voting is free of fraud
U.S., UK embassies in Afghanistan accuse Taliban of possible war crimes
UK's Johnson says: We need to get the travel industry moving again
EU blacklists eight more Nicaraguans, including Ortega's wife
Wildfires blaze on in drought-hit Turkey as criticism grows
Mexico referendum on ex-leaders falls short of turnout target
Nigerian doctors begin strike over salary, allowances

Stories You'll Enjoy


Vouchers