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Scottish election: How Boris Johnson could deny Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP a second referendum

Telegraph, 27 Apr 2021
Nicola Sturgeon hopes to win an SNP majority on May 6 and with it a mandate to call a second referendum on Scottish independence.

Boris Johnson has repeatedly indicated that whatever the outcome, he does not intend to grant permission for a referendum to be held.

But what if Scotland's pro-independence parties hold an illegal referendum? Or try to force the argument that they have a moral mandate to hold one?

The Telegraph's columnist Alan Cochrane explains the options on the table.

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Contents of this video:
0:00 - Intro
0:46 - What if the SNP win a majority?
3:08 - What if pro-independence parties force a referendum?
3:33 - What could Boris Johnson do about an illegal referendum?
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