The second referendum on Scottish independence will lead to economic instability and society division, a spokeswoman of the UK prime minister said Monday.
She stressed that the majority of the Scottish people did not seek to hold a new referendum.
“Only a little over two years ago people in Scotland voted decisively to remain part of our United Kingdom in a referendum which the Scottish Government defined as a ‘once in a generation’ vote… Another referendum would be divisive and cause huge economic uncertainty at the worst possible time,” the spokeswoman was quoted as saying by the Belfast Telegraph.
According to Theresa May’s spokeswoman, the Scottish government had better “focus on delivering good government and public services for the people in Scotland.”
Earlier in the day, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she would seek next week the authority to hold another independence referendum, which should take place between the fall 2018 and spring 2019 to accommodate for Brexit negotiations.