British Prime Minister Theresa May reminded Scotland that its plans for independence would not be in the best interests of the United Kingdom.
The Scottish National Party, which currently heads the government in that country, has argued that by holding a referendum to leave the United Kingdom, the British government did not take into consideration the interests of Scotland, or other members of the union for that mater.
However, speaking to Conservatives on Friday, May said: “The coming negotiations with the EU will be vital for everyone in the United Kingdom.”
Tough negotiations with the European Union will feature prominently in the United Kingdom’s public discourse during the next two years. May sought to assure home nations that their interests would be taken into account throughout these negotiations.
“It is essential that we get the right deal, and that all of our efforts and energies as a country and focused on that outcome,” said May.
“We need to do so united, as one United Kingdom, all pulling together to get the best outcome,” added May.
Scotland trying to force a referendum before those negotiations are done would hamper that process.
“I will always fight to strengthen and sustain this precious, precious Union,” added May.