23:34 GMT24 October 2020
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    LONDON (Sputnik) - The UK parliament will not let a much-touted second Scottish independence referendum undermine the country's integrity, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday.

    "Above all this one-nation government will strengthen our United Kingdom of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, the most union in history and a sacred inheritance that this parliament will never allow anyone to rip up or rend asunder," Johnson said during his speech in the parliament.

    Earlier in the day, First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon, whose Scottish National Party took the majority of Scotland's seats in the December 12 election, sent a request to Johnson to hold yet another referendum on its independence from the United Kingdom despite the latter voicing his opposition to the idea on multiple occasions.

    The UK government has also published a work schedule for the next five years with a separated provision dedicated to the impossibility of another Scottish referendum.

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