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‘Democracy will prevail’ says Sturgeon after Boris Johnson refuses second Scottish referendum

Nicola Sturgeon has promised that the Scottish people “will get the right to decide our own future” after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson declined to allow Scotland to hold a second referendum on independence.

In a letter to Sturgeon, Johnson said that Scotland voted “decisively” in the last poll in 2014, which the Scottish National Party (SNP) promised was a “once in a generation” opportunity.

“The UK Government will continue to uphold the democratic decision of the Scottish people and the promise that you made to them. For that reason, I cannot agree to any request for a transfer of power that would lead to further independence referendums,” Johnson wrote.

In her reply, Sturgeon called the response from Johnson “predictable” and said that the Tories were “terrified of Scotland having the right to choose our own future.”

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