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British Conservatives also against Scottish referendum and Brexit party

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson regrets that he did not succeed in getting Great Britain to leave the European Union on 31 October. He also criticized US President Donald Trump who said that the Brexit agreement between Johnson and the EU would stand in the way of a trade agreement between Great Britain and the United States. Johnson said that Trump is completely wrong and that he has made a great deal with Brussels.

Johnson further said that he would not allow a new referendum on Scottish independence. Johnson called the earlier rejection referendum in 2014 a "once in a generation" decision.

Johnson seems to be suppressing Scottish hope of a new independence referendum. To make such a referendum binding, the Scottish government needs the approval of the British Lagterhuis. On Friday, Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she will request a referendum this year.

According to the Scottish Prime Minister, this new referendum is necessary because Scotland is threatening to disappear from the EU against its will. Because Brexit is being implemented against the will of Scotland, according to Sturgeon, Edinburgh has a very strong mandate for an independence referendum.

But British Prime Minister Boris Johnson now says he will not allow a new referendum. Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, for his part, has already announced that he would not block a second Scottish referendum.

Nigel Farage, the foreman of the British Brexit Party, will not stand as a candidate in the British elections on December 12. Instead, he will be campaigning throughout Great Britain against the agreement that Johnson wants to conclude with the European Union. Farage has tried seven times in his constituency in previous elections to be elected to the Lower House, but it has always failed.

& #8220; I have thought for a long time how I can best use for the brexit. Am I going to get a seat in parliament myself or should I better support the case by supporting 600 candidates across the UK? I have decided that the latter option is the best & #8221 ;, Farage said.

Last week, Farage offered the Conservatives a ballot box coalition: if the Tories were willing to withdraw Johnson's agreement with Brussels and head for a no-deal farewell from EU, his Brexit party would refrain from nominating its own candidates in the more than 600 constituencies. Now that Johnson has rejected that, the fierce anti-EU party is going to have its own candidate participate everywhere. This is seen as a threat to the Conservatives, because dissatisfied anti-EU party members can now reject the Boris-Brexit-Barnier agreement via the ballot box.


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