Now Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP says court ruling against IndyRef2 will INCREASE support for separatism

Now Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP deputy claims the Supreme Court ruling blocking a new independence referendum will RISE support for Scotland to leave the UK

  • Prime Minister is under fire for continuing her independence campaign
  • The Supreme Court ruled that she must get Westminster’s approval for any new vote
  • Deputy Keith Brown has said the ruling ‘shattered the notion of the UK as a voluntary union’

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Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP deputy has claimed that a Supreme Court ruling that a new independence referendum cannot legally be held next year will boost support for leaving the UK.

The Scottish First Minister has come under fire for continuing her independence campaign in the wake of this week’s Supreme Court ruling that she must get Westminster’s approval before she can hold an independence vote.

The party had hoped to vote on the constitutional issue in October 2023, but the court’s ruling that the Scottish Parliament needs Westminster’s approval for a statutory referendum has put the date on hold.

Now her No. 2 Keith Brown has said the ruling “forever shattered the idea of ​​the UK as a voluntary union of nations” as he sent a warning to opposition politicians.

Brown said: ‘It also exposed the duplicity of the Westminster parties who blatantly violate their own commitments to the people to respect Scottish democracy.

“But if those same parties think that the debate on Scotland’s future is over this week, they are very wrong.

“It is a movement that will reach new heights by exciting public opinion in every city, town, village and community across the length and breadth of the country.

The Scottish First Minister has come under fire for continuing her independence campaign in the wake of this week's Supreme Court ruling that she must get Westminster's approval before she can hold an independence vote.

The Scottish First Minister has come under fire for continuing her independence campaign in the wake of this week’s Supreme Court ruling that she must get Westminster’s approval before she can hold an independence vote.

Now her No. 2 Keith Brown has said the ruling 'forever shattered the idea of ​​the UK as a voluntary union of nations' as he sent a warning to opposition politicians

Now her No. 2 Keith Brown has said the ruling 'forever shattered the idea of ​​the UK as a voluntary union of nations' as he sent a warning to opposition politicians

Now her No. 2 Keith Brown has said the ruling ‘forever shattered the idea of ​​the UK as a voluntary union of nations’ as he sent a warning to opposition politicians

The Tories, Labor and the Lib Dems are breaking the pledge they signed in 2014 saying it was for the Scottish people to decide how Scotland should be governed.

It is up to those parties to justify to the people why they now think they can so arrogantly waive those commitments.

They must stop fearing democracy and a referendum they so clearly fear they will lose.

“The SNP will never give up on democracy and we are more determined than ever that democracy must and will prevail.”

Last week, the Supreme Court put the brakes on independence. Scotland’s top court official, the Lord Advocate, had asked the United Kingdom’s highest court to rule on whether Holyrood could enact legislation to trigger an independence referendum.

In 2014, the UK government granted a so-called ‘Section 30’ power to give legal force to the vote, but ministers have refused to authorize a repeat.

The judges rejected the Scottish Government’s argument that a referendum would only be ‘advisory’ rather than automatically break up the Union.

And they concluded that issues of British sovereignty were clearly “reserved” for Westminster.

Therefore, the court ruled that Holyrood cannot pass a law to hold a referendum unless it has the approval of the British Parliament.

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