The Chancellor of the Duchy mentioned the federal government would “absolutely” not maintain one other public ballot on the matter, no matter how Scotland votes in the 2021 Holyrood election.
But the Scottish First Minister accused the Tories of “raging against reality” by blocking one other independence vote and vowed to “pursue the plan I won a mandate for”.
It marks the most recent affront in a rising gulf between Westminster and Holyrood even earlier than the brand new British parliament is formally opened.
Ms Sturgeon, whose Scottish National Party gained 48 of 59 seats in Scotland on Thursday evening whereas the Scottish Conservatives fell from 13 to 6 MPs, warned Scotland “cannot be imprisoned in the Union against its will”.
Mr Gove advised Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday: “We were told in 2014 that would be a choice for a generation, we are not going to have an independence referendum on Scotland”.
With the Tories having gained Labour voters throughout the North of England and the Midlands, Mr Gove harassed the necessity to ship for its new supporters.
“We need to make sure that economic opportunity is more equally spread across the country.”
He additionally claimed the following section of Brexit negotiations will be concluded by the tip of 2020.
“Quite a lot of the details that we need to negotiate is already laid out in the political declaration, so a lot of work has been done,” he mentioned, including he is “confident” of the UK departing on January 31 and sealing a commerce deal “in short order”.
He mentioned he wouldn’t get into “speculation” about whether or not the Withdrawal Agreement Bill will be introduced again to the Commons earlier than Christmas, however mentioned it will be voted on in “relatively short order” forward of the January deadline.
But as Boris Johnson feels vindicated by his landslide majority of 80 to pursue his Brexit method, Ms Sturgeon is adamant that she too instructions a mandate for a Scottish vote in the second half of 2020.
She confirmed that she will “set out this week the detailed, democratic, case for the transfer of power” to Holyrood to permit for a authorized referendum to happen.
“If he thinks – and I said this to him on Friday night on the telephone – that saying no is the end of the matter, he is going to find himself completely and utterly wrong,” she advised the BBC’s Andrew Marr on Sunday morning.
“If the United Kingdom is to continue, it can only be by consent and if Boris Johnson is confident in the case for the Union he should be confident enough to make that case and allow people to decide.”
Mr Johnson spoke to Ms Sturgeon on the cellphone after returning to Number 10, saying he “remains opposed” to a second Scottish ballot.
A Downing Street spokesman mentioned the prime minister was “standing with the majority of people in Scotland who do not want to return to division and uncertainty”.
Additional reporting by PA Media.
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