UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has no legal and political right to stop Scotland from holding a second independence referendum, Jock Penman, a co-convener of Scotland’s socialist republican movement Solidarity said on Tuesday, adding that a no-deal Brexit was likely.

“There is no way that Boris Johnson is going to agree to a second independence referendum, and I certainly hope that [Scottish First Minister] Nicola Sturgeon understands that. She has to be as strong as Boris Johnson is. She has to be as stubborn as he is. Johnson has no legal, ethical or political right to stop Scotland getting a second independence referendum,” Penman said.

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