British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, favorite in the Tory leadership race, has unequivocally ruled out a second referendum on Scottish independence, arguing that the 2014 vote was a “once in a generation” event. “.
Truss, who spent part of her childhood in Scotland, told members of the Conservative Party on Tuesday that she considers herself “a child of the union”, as she pledges to put in place policies for the across the UK and to “work very closely” with Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross will take over the administration of the Scottish National Party.
“At the time of the 2014 referendum, it was agreed by the SNP that this was a once-in-a-generation referendum,” she said during an organized roundup in Perth, central Scotland. “It [first minister Nicola Sturgeon] should do, rather than fussing over another referendum, is to deal with the very real problems in Scotland.
In the final months of Boris Johnson’s tenure in Number 10, relations between the Scottish wing of the Conservative Party and the Westminster administration became strained, with several of his members of the Scottish parliament calling on the Prime Minister to resign at the light of the “partygate revelations.
Under his government, the union was ‘going from strength to strength’, said Truss, as she pledged to renew Trident, the UK’s nuclear weapons system, and increase the number of defense contracts awarded to Scottish companies.
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