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UK Supreme Court rejects Scottish independence referendum bid

UK Supreme court rejects Scottish referendum bid. Five justices deliver a unanimous verdict.

Where: London, UK

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On Wednesday, the UK Supreme Court ruled that Scotland could not hold a new referendum on independence without permission from the British government.
The court ruled that the Scottish parliament “does not have the power to legislate for a referendum on Scottish independence.”
The ruling is considered a major setback for Scotland’s campaign to break away from the UK.
According to Supreme Court President Robert Reed, the verdict from five justices was unanimous and delivered six weeks after the hearing in London.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stated, “A law that doesn’t allow Scotland to choose our own future without Westminster consent exposes as myth any notion of the UK as a voluntary partnership & makes case for indy (independence).”

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