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Johnson calls for UK talks after Scottish Nationalists win

Added 05-09-21 07:03:02am EST - “British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday invited the leaders of the U.K.'s devolved nations for crisis talks on the union after Scotland's pro-independence party won its fourth straight parliamentary election.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Johnson calls for UK talks after Scottish Nationalists win”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

LONDON (AP) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday invited the leaders of the U.K.’s devolved nations for crisis talks on the union after Scotland’s pro-independence party won its fourth straight parliamentary election.

Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party, said the election results proved that a second independence vote for Scotland was “the will of the country” and that any London politician who stood in the way would be “picking a fight with the democratic wishes of the Scottish people.”

The United Kingdom is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, with devolved governments in the latter three.

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Johnson congratulated Sturgeon on her re-election, but said to the leaders of the devolved governments that the U.K. was “best served when we work together.” The letter invited the leaders to a summit to “discuss our shared challenges and how we can work together in the coming months and years to overcome them.”

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