UK PM Johnson: We should resist calls to break up United Kingdom

Published December 18, 2019, 12:07 AM

by Martin Sadongdong & Antonio Colina

By Reuters

LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a majority in parliament wanted to resist calls to break up the United Kingdom, a reference to Scottish nationalist lawmakers who are demanding a new independence referendum.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, December 16, 2019.  (REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo/MANILA BULLETIN)
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, December 16, 2019.
(REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo/MANILA BULLETIN)

“Most honorable members in this House believe we should resist the calls of those who would break up the United Kingdom and, as the parliament of the United Kingdom, we should politely and respectfully defend that partnership and that union,” Johnson told parliament following his election win last week.

 
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