Nicola Sturgeon has warned UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson that he will need legal support to be able to stop a second Scotland independence referendum.
This comes as the SNP leader vowed to hold another referendum on Scotland’s independence in the UK if there are enough pro-independence parties after Thursday’s Holyrood elections.
Legitimately, the Prime Minister have to sanction any referendum before it counts, however, Mr Johnson has made it clear that he will not give consent on a new vote.
It appears that Nicola Sturgeon is set to bluff the British leader and hold a new independence vote whether or not Westminster approves.
Ms Sturgeon said the SNP would go ahead with preparation for a new vote and would dare the Prime Minister to challenge the vote in court if he chooses to do so.
Speaking to Sky News, Ms Sturgeon said, “I’m saying if Boris Johnson wants to stop it, he would have to take legal action. If Boris Johnson didn’t do that, by definition it would be a legal referendum.
“If he did do that, the courts would decide.”
Sturgeon’s move comes only 48 hours before the Scottish Parliament elections.