British Prime Minister David Cameron has dismissed the possibility of another referendum on Scottish independence, saying Scots had once rejected a breakaway from the UK.
“There isn’t going to be another referendum. We had the referendum and the SNP (Scottish National Party) aren’t pushing for another referendum actually,” Cameron said in an interview with Channel 4 News on Sunday.
Referring to the last year’s independence vote, Cameron said, “Scotland voted emphatically to stay in the United Kingdom.”
In the referendum, held on September 18, 2014, Scots voted 55-45 percent to preserve the 307-year-old political union with England.
Following the vote, the British government announced the formation of a commission tasked with overseeing the process to take forward the devolution commitments on further powers for the Scottish parliament.