Rishi Sunak vowed to work ‘constructively’ with Scotland

Britain’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon hold a meeting in Inverness, Scotland, Britain, January 12, 2023. Simon Walker/ No 10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS (SIMON WALKER/ NO 10 DOWNING STREET/)

British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunaksaid this Friday that he wants “work constructively” with the Scottish Government Following the ruling of the Supreme Court of United Kingdom who rejected the call for a Scottish independence referendum without the consent of London.

Sunak held his first meeting in Scotland last night with the Scottish Chief Minister, Nicola Sturgeonafter assuming last October as British Prime Minister.

“My point of view is that, of course, Nicola Sturgeon and I we will not agree on everything. What I want to do as UK Prime Minister is to work constructively with the Scottish government,” Sunak told the network. BBC Scotland.

Last November, the UK Supreme Court ruled that Scotland’s Home Rule Parliament would not has powers to call a consultative referendum on independence without the consent of the London Government.

UK high court rules against Scottish independence vote plan
Scottish independence supporters hold a banner in front of the High Court in London, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. (AP/Alberto Pezzali, File) (Alberto Pezzali/)

In that sense, Sunak said that recently there was a ruling after “the Scottish government took this case to the High Court, which was completely clear about the ability of the Scottish government to do that unilaterally.”

“What I want to do is have a constructive dialogue with the Scottish government to make sure that we can continue to meet the people of Scotland”, he added.

The prime minister referred to the challenges, such as the Russian war in Ukraine and its impact on “our energy supplies, these are all really important things that we should all be working on together.”

This meeting was held at a time when Sturgeon seeks to convene a new referendum on scottish independenceafter the one held on September 18, 2014 rejected the split.

(With information from EFE)

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