Boris Johnson has reiterated his position that a Scottish independence referendum should be a “once-in-a-generation” vote. Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr program, the prime minister said the gap between referendums on Europe - the first in 1975 and the second in 2016 - was “a good sort of gap.”
A British minister said she was surprised by plans for another Scottish independence referendum given the budget deficit in the country and the economic challenges facing the whole of the United Kingdom after the COVID-19 pandemic.
First minister Nicola Sturgeon said that plans to take the UK out of the EU's single market brought a second Scottish independence referendum undoubtedly closer. She was speaking after Prime Minister Theresa May outlined her government's thinking on Brexit.