Boris Johnson has rejected Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a new independence referendum by insisting the 2014 vote was a “once in a generation” event. Why do people keep using this phrase, and what does it mean?

Why is this coming up now?

The debate about a second independence referendum has echoed much of the debate about the first one, because both sides see it as setting a useful precedent.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wants the UK government to agree a transfer of powers to hold a vote, because that was the “gold standard” process used in 2014.

Boris Johnson doesn’t want another referendum, and is using some of Ms Sturgeon’s own words from the original campaign as justification for saying no.

The prime minister’s letter rejecting Ms Sturgeon’s request told

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