Supreme Court Rules Scottish Parliament Does Not Have Power to Hold Second Referendum mdi-fullscreen

The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that Holyrood does not have the authority to hold a second referendum without Westminster’s consent. There will not be a vote next October, as Sturgeon had planned. She’d also previously insisted the SNP would “put our case for independence to the people in an election” if the Court ruled against her. How that would actually work, when there’s no legal recourse for it, is presumably something she’ll just have to worry about later…

UPDATESturgeon responds:

“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. Scottish democracy will not be denied. Today’s ruling blocks one route to Scotland’s voice being heard on independence – but in a democracy our voice cannot and will not be silenced.”

She’s delivering a full statement in an hour…

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