Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Scottish Prime Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) Nicola Sturgeon has called on Boris Johnson, who won the general election in the UK, that he cannot keep his country in the United Kingdom by force.
The SNP won 48 of the 59 seats representing Scotland in parliament in early elections on December 12, strengthening its hand over whether Sturgeon, who does not want to leave the European Union, will go to an independence referendum for a second time.
However, Boris Johnson, who himself has increased his power in the election, has been signalling that he will not allow a second referendum in Scotland. Sturgeon argues that winning 48 of the 59 seats places such responsibility on them.
Giving the BBC an interview on the issue, Nicola Sturgeon said this would be possible by mutual consent if the UK went ahead. The Scottish prime minister added that they could not be forcibly held within the United Kingdom against his country's will.
The majority of people in Scotland voted in favor of remaining within the United Kingdom rather than becoming an independent state in a referendum in 2014.