Boris Johnson cannot “bludgeon” Scotland into seeing the world in the same way that he does, Nicola Sturgeon has said after telling the new prime minister that the election results made it clear that Scots want a different future to the rest of the UK.
Speaking at the V&A museum in Dundee on Saturday where she joined the Scottish National party’s newly elected MPs, Sturgeon insisted it is unsustainable for the Tories to keep saying no to a fresh vote. While the Conservatives gained a large Commons majority, the SNP took 48 of the 59 Scottish seats.
“I wasn’t sure how much he’d had a chance to catch up with the Scottish results,” Sturgeon said of her conversation with Johnson on Friday.
Sturgeon’s comments came as one of Scotland’s leading Labour politicians, Alison Evison, the president of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla), called for a second referendum on Scotland’s independence and said democracy had become “fragile”.
Via The Guardian