UK Supreme Court Rules Scottish Parliament Cannot Hold 2nd Independence Referendum

Scotland remains split on whether the country should be independent. David Cheskin via PA Wire/PA Images The Supreme Court has ruled that the Scottish government cannot organise its own independence referendum. In a blow for First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, a panel of five judges said that as constitutional matters are “reserved” to Westminster, the Scottish Parliament cannot legislate for a second referendum. Advertisement Announcing the unanimous ruling, Lord Reed said: “The Scottish Parliament does not have the power to legislate for a referendum on Scottish independence.” The case was brought to the court after Sturgeon set out plans to hold a second vote on independence ...

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