Gove refuses to be drawn on second independence referendum

by News Update

Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove refuses to say if the UK government would challenge a move for a Scottish referendum in the courts.

He told Sophy Ridge it “is not an issue for the moment”, and points out the SNP “did not get a majority” in this election.

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28 comments

Jayden Johnson May 9, 2021 - 3:56 PM

First

Pablo Amat Gómez May 9, 2021 - 3:59 PM

UK MUST REMAIN UNITED 🇬🇧

Callum Blake May 9, 2021 - 4:01 PM

The Scots are going to leave with these clowns in charge of the uk

Jake Stevenson May 9, 2021 - 4:02 PM

Scotland gets £15 billion in extra tax funding than they put in who do they think is going to foot the bill once they leave because the EU won’t even let them back.

Dementor! Dementor! May 9, 2021 - 4:02 PM

Hi people

Osman Rodriguez May 9, 2021 - 4:05 PM

What’s wrong with the two in one bundle ? 🤧

Zombie Detective May 9, 2021 - 4:09 PM

Welcome to Tory news HQ. Formally known as Sky news. " Bringing all the Tory spin. All the Tory time ".

David Dack May 9, 2021 - 4:11 PM

And last year was not the Time to Continue with Brexit !, But The Tory's 130.000 Died Prorogue The Queen, and 5 Million on Universal Credit and 10 Million wait For Hospital Treatment. Was Brexit Not "Reckless", This is why Scotland to be Free of the Tory's.

Maria J Francis May 9, 2021 - 4:14 PM

Britain will not give another country its independence and people who voted for Nicola Sturgeon who is a Scotland politician are very feeble in their attempts to have representation in an English parliament.

Maria J Francis May 9, 2021 - 4:14 PM

Clearly asking Britain to vote on Independence is a pretty stupid idea. Scotland should decide for itself. The Tories said they won't and they shouldn't. Global warming is a hoax.

Osman Rodriguez May 9, 2021 - 4:16 PM

Will the British government side with the United Kingdom on her propose?

Maria J Francis May 9, 2021 - 4:16 PM

Do people who vote for Sturgeon even know how Parliament works? Let alone a Monarchy?

Be Free May 9, 2021 - 4:16 PM

I am working myself through a pack of plumbs. Yum!

KRYO Boy May 9, 2021 - 4:17 PM

Laser focused on milking Scotland…
Cant stop inevitability ot independence.
Cant stand in the way of democracy or the world will see its not an equal union
England are shitting bricks that soon enough they will have to stand on their own feet.
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baron226 May 9, 2021 - 4:18 PM

free Scotland

Maria J Francis May 9, 2021 - 4:18 PM

Of course the Tories will block a charge for Scottish Independence. Number 1 Sturgeon is not the British Prime Minister. Number 2 Sturgeon is not British.

Need I say more?

Maria J Francis May 9, 2021 - 4:19 PM

Number 3 Tories are in power. And rightfully so.

Addy May 9, 2021 - 4:20 PM

Good.

Maria J Francis May 9, 2021 - 4:21 PM

I think 2035 is a good target and goal. Conservatives should rally to The Tories policies on change including Global Warming and Greenhouse emissions.

James Humfry May 9, 2021 - 4:22 PM

Here we go again

Will Pushback May 9, 2021 - 4:23 PM

Gove only likes democracy when it suits him.. Scotland will be independent and will thrive with honest leaders in contract to this duplicitous individual..

Keefclimbs May 9, 2021 - 4:24 PM

Let’s have a referendum but make it country wide. Let the whole of the U.K. have there say as to whether the union should be broken up

Maria J Francis May 9, 2021 - 4:25 PM

The trouble with Scotland is that it's full of Scots.

Maria J Francis May 9, 2021 - 4:28 PM
Ian Ransome May 9, 2021 - 4:29 PM

Give them the vote…either they lose and Ms Sturgeon will disappear in to oblivion, or Scotland gets independence and England won’t be burdened bailing them out, whilst Scots will have to deal with the aftermath and face the reality that the EU will probably won’t take them. Just get the Shetlands and Outer Hebrides (not SNP) become crown dependencies…oh yeh, and let’s rebuild Hadrian’s wall while we are at it…..

Carl B May 9, 2021 - 4:30 PM

I fly my St George's flag, it boils my blood on forms I have to tick "British " I'm English and proud.

Graham Highmore May 9, 2021 - 4:33 PM

Will she declare UDI? Yes or No?

Maria J Francis May 9, 2021 - 4:35 PM

It was a big rocket