UK Prime Minister Theresa May says now is not the time for a second referendum on Scottish independence, following remarks by Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that she would again consider another vote on independence.
“Now is not the time for another divisive independence referendum and there is no appetite for one,” May’s spokesman told reporters on Monday.
Sturgeon said on Sunday she would again consider another vote on independence for Scotland when the British government offers some certainty over Brexit.
Speaking on ITV, Sturgeon also said her Scottish National Party would not block another Brexit vote on any final deal, but feared what would happen if the different parts of the United Kingdom voted for opposite outcomes in the same way they did in 2016.
“Once we get some clarity, which hopefully we will in autumn of this year, about the Brexit outcome and the future relationship between the UK and the EU, then I will…