Britain’s government on Tuesday officially refused the local Scottish government’s request for a power transfer to hold a second independence referendum.

Publishing a letter he penned in response to the request from Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he could not agree to such a transfer of power, arguing that it would not be right to essentially repeat the 2014 referendum just six years later.

“You and your predecessor made a personal promise that the 2014 Referendum was a ‘once in a generation’ vote,” he wrote to Sturgeon.

“The people of Scotland voted decisively on

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