23:18 GMT +314 October 2019
Listen Live
    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May

    No Need, Reason for Another Independence Referendum in Scotland - UK PM

    © REUTERS / Stefan Wermuth
    Get short URL
    0 54

    There is no need or reason for another independence referendum in Scotland amid the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Earlier in the day, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon expressed her opinion that the best way for Scotland to retain access to the EU single market after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union is to become an EU member itself as an independent state.

    “First of all I would say that I don’t think there is a need or reason for the Scottish government to hold another referendum … If Scotland were to become independent, then no longer would it be a member of the European Union, it would no longer me a member of the single market of the European Union, and it would no longer be a member of the single market of the United Kingdom,” May told a session of the parliament’s Liaison Committee.

    Never miss a story again — sign up to our Telegram channel and we'll keep you up to speed! https://telegram.me/sputniknewsint


    Scotland Prepares to Escape 'Hard Brexit' With Second Independence Referendum
    'A Huge Problem for the SNP': Scotland's Sturgeon to Issue Brexit Demands
    Scotland to Unveil Plans to Stay in EU Single Market Despite Brexit
    Brexit, European Union, Theresa May, United Kingdom
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik