Scottish independence: Boris Johnson doubles down on the referendum argument on ‘once in a lifetime’


Boris Johnson has said that only “once in a generation.” should referendums be held.

He told the BBC’s “Andrew Marr” show, “Referendums are not especially fun events in this country in my experience, in my direct experience.”

“They don’t have a particularly unifying force in the national mood, they should only be held once in a generation.”

Asked what the difference was between a referendum on EU membership and another referendum on Scottish independence called for after the vote in 2014, he said, “The difference is that we had a referendum in 1975 and then another in 2016.”

“That seems about the right kind of distance.”

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Johnson reported on the topic of Brexit that “significant sums of money” are coming back to the United Kingdom. As a result of Brexit: “You already have, for example, significant sums of money coming back to this country as a result of leaving the EU,” he said.

We have jurisdiction over our borders, and we have already put in place a point-based immigration scheme.

“And then when it comes to areas in parts of the country that feel like they’ve been left behind, one of the things you can do, for example, not to mention regulatory changes you can make, one of the things you can do is free ports.”

“You can use tax systems and subsidies to encourage investment.”In order to encourage investment, you can use tax systems and subsidies.

The Prime Minister also provided an update on the vaccination program in the United Kingdom, saying he needed “tens of millions” of vaccinations to be issued over the next three months.

Mr. Johnson said, “I wish I could give you some sort of explanation here and now about the numbers you’ve heard before, how we’re hoping to get two million a week, and so on.”

“I really can’t tell you that.

“All I would say to you is that… We hope we’ll be able to cross 10 million within the next three months.

He added that on Monday, “in addition to the million or so who have already been vaccinated.” there will be 530,000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine at about 540 GP vaccination sites and about 101 hospital sites.

There are a couple of million more Pfizer (vaccines) that have yet to be deployed,”There are a few million more Pfizer (vaccines) that have yet to be deployed.”

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“We roll them out as soon as we can. “And the issue isn’t so much a distribution issue, and I’ve seen some of your past guests say, “Oh, you know, we don’t have enough retired doctors to give them.

“He also suggested that limitations on Covid are likely to get tougher in England, saying, “What we’re doing now is using the tiering system, which is a really challenging system… and, sadly, it’s likely going to get tougher to keep things under control.

“But we’re going to review it.”

“And we have the prospect that tens of millions of dollars of vaccines are coming down the road,” he said.

And that, I think, is something that, in the very bumpy period I expected in your show in October, can keep people on their toes.

“It’s bumpy and it’s going to be bumpy.”

Addressing school parents in England, Johnson said he had “no doubt” that schools were healthy and that this week, when schools would remain open, parents should send their primary-age children back to classrooms.


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