Politics UK

John Major Warns….

Boris about Scotland. Another entry in my John Major Warns series (a whopping four entries long now!), a grey Famous Five collection.

Delaying a second vote on Scottish independence may be “unwise”, former UK prime minister John Major said – as he warned a “hardline” refusal to allow another vote on the matter for a generation was “more likely to provoke a break-up than prevent it”.

The Tory ex-leader said while Boris Johnson “probably” has the legal right to block a fresh independence ballot, he should be “wary how he uses that power”.

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John Major cautioned: “A blunt refusal would be a still greater error if accompanied by the provocative assertion that Scots should wait another generation before voting again on the issue.

“Such a hardline approach is more likely to provoke a break-up than prevent it.