Rishi Sunak Pledges to Collaborate with Scotland

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak meets with Scottish Chief Minister Nicola Sturgeon
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak held his first meeting with the Scottish Chief Minister Nicola Sturgeon, last night in Scotland,after taking office last October.

In reference to the recent ruling of the Supreme Court that rejected the call for a referendum on the independence of Scotland without the consent of London, Sunak said he wants to “work constructively” with the Scottish government.

He mentioned challenges such as Russia’s war in Ukraine and its effect on their energy supplies, and emphasised the importance of working together.

Sturgeon is seeking to call a new independence referendum in October of this year, following the 2014 referendum which rejected the split.

Sunak expressed his intention of having a “constructive dialogue” with the Scottish government, to continue delivering for the people of Scotland.

The Prime Minister also noted that he and Sturgeon would not agree on everything. Scotland’s Home Rule Parliament currently has no power to unilaterally hold a consultative referendum.

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