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Image caption How much time has to elapse before there's a new Yes generation? 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 ... Full story

16 January