UK Tory candidates reject new referendum in Scotland

British Conservative candidates reject a new referendum in Scotland

Rishi Sunak, candidate for the leadership of the British Conservative Party, believes that there are other issues more urgent than Scottish independence.

The two candidates for the head of the Conservative Party and the British government, campaigning in Scotland on Tuesday, again rejected the idea of ​​​​a new referendum on independence.

Ex-finance minister Rishi Sunak said he could not imagine the circumstances under which he would agree to a new consultation, if he went to Downing Street.

For her part, her rival Liz Truss, the outgoing Foreign Secretary, used personal terms to describe Scotland's place in the UK.

We don't We're not just neighbors, we're family. I will not allow our family to be separated, launched the one who, according to the polls, is well placed to succeed Boris Johnson, who resigned at the beginning of July.

Mr. Sunak, for his part, considered that other files had priority, while the British suffered the worst inflation for 40 years.

He and Ms. Truss were intervening at an evening meeting in the city of Perth, facing Tory activists.

I focus on defending the union between Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom, insisted Mr Sunak, who also attacked the failures of the Scottish National Party (SNP) of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

< p class="e-p">In early August, Ms Truss had drawn the ire of the SNP when she believed Ms Sturgeon was only looking for attention and should be ignored.


Despite the repeated refusal of the British government, the First Minister intends to organize a new referendum on the independence of Scotland on October 19, 2023, nine years after the consultation which took place. x27;was reflected in a 55% vote in favor of staying in the UK.

The leader believes Brexit was a game-changer, with 62% of Scots wanted to remain in the European Union (EU) in the 2016 vote. The SNP's goal is for Scotland to join the EU as an independent state.


Anticipating a legal tussle with the central government, the independence leader took the lead and appealed to the Supreme Court to determine whether the Scottish Parliament has the power to legislate to organize this referendum without the agreement of the British government. The hearing is scheduled for October 11 and 12.

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