Could Theresa May refuse the request for a Scottish referendum?



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Theresa May. Policy Exchange

Does Prime Minister Theresa May have the power to refuse a request from the Scottish Parliament for a second referendum on independence?

Yes, she could. But she has so far refused to say she would. Instead she's talked about whether there should be a second referendum - ie the matter has become a political debate rather than a technical, legal one.

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