June 24, 2024

The Supreme Court will soon rule on Scotland's referendum

The Supreme Court will soon rule on Scotland’s referendum

Updated on 11/16/2022 at 2:35 pm

  • Will Scotland be allowed to vote again on independence?
  • The Supreme Court in London will answer the question on November 23.
  • Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon wants her compatriots to vote again in October 2023.

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In the struggle for independence referendum Scotland The UK Supreme Court will rule next week. At the Supreme Court London The court announced on Wednesday that it will announce the verdict on November 23.

Scotland’s Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon wants her compatriots to vote again in October 2023 – if the court gives the green light – on whether or not their part of the country should become independent from the United Kingdom. So far it is assumed that the central government in London would have to agree to such a referendum. Sturgeon is now asking the Supreme Court whether he has the power to schedule a vote without that consent.

A verdict was expected only “in a few months”.

In October, Scotland and the central government presented their arguments to the Supreme Court. Chief Justice Robert John Reid later announced that the decision would take “a few months”. Now it seems that the verdict has come faster than the court expected. However, observers have not ruled out the possibility that the Supreme Court may not declare itself competent.

The court’s ruling is seen as a major milestone for supporters of Scottish independence. In the first referendum in 2014, a majority in Scotland voted to remain in the union with Great Britain. For London, the question is decided in the long run. But Sturgeon argues that Brexit, which Scotland clearly rejected in 2016, has changed the situation. He wants to lead an independent Scotland back into the EU.
© dpa

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