(London) Scottish justice on Friday declined a request to authorize a new referendum on Scottish independence without the consent of the British government, which strongly opposes it.
It would be “premature” to rule on the issue, said Judge Aisa Carmichael of the Court of Sessions, Scotland’s highest civil court.
Even in the event of a green light, such a decision “will not compel the Scottish Government, the Government of the United Kingdom or the Scottish Parliament to act in a particular way”, added the magistrate.
The Sessions Court was seized by Martin Keating, a supporter of independence, who expressed his intention to appeal.
With the necessary approval from London, Scotland held a self-judging referendum in 2014, which voted 55% in favor of staying in the United Kingdom.
With dissatisfaction due to the management of Brexit and then the epidemic, the desire for independence has returned to force, and the question of a new referendum is at the center of the growing tension between the SNP and the Scottish independence government of Scottish independence.
Scotland’s Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon repeatedly reiterated that the United Kingdom departing from the European Union against the will of 62% of Scots changed the situation and a new referendum should be held in a nation of five million. People.
In recent weeks, polling has repeatedly shown a majority in favor of separation from the rest of the state.
But visiting Scotland in late January to promote the unity of the United Kingdom, Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has the final say in the matter, reiterated his strong opposition to such consultation.
If separatists consolidate their majority in the Scottish Parliament in the local elections next May, for which they are big favorites, it will put more pressure on the Conservative leader.
In February 2020, SNP MP Joanna Cherry said she wanted the Scottish Parliament to hold a non-binding consultant referendum, whose judges would then decide the validity.
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