Supreme Court to decide on Scottish referendum soon

Supreme Court to decide on Scottish referendum soon

Updated 11/16/2022 at 2:35 pm

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

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In the struggle for independence referendum in Scotland The UK Supreme Court will deliver its verdict next week. in the Supreme Court London It will deliver its verdict on November 23, the court announced on Wednesday.

Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon wants her compatriots to vote again in October 2023 – if the court gives the green light – on whether their part of the country should be independent from the United Kingdom. So far it has been believed that the central government in London has to agree to such a referendum. Sturgeon is now asking the Supreme Court whether she has the authority to schedule the vote without that approval.

The decision was expected only “in a few months”.

In October, Scotland and the central government presented their arguments before the Supreme Court. Court President Robert John Reed then announced that a decision would take “a few months”. Now it seems that the court has given its verdict faster than expected. However, observers do not rule out the possibility that the Supreme Court will not declare itself competent.

This decision of the court is being considered a milestone for Scottish independence supporters. In the first referendum in 2014, a majority of Scots voted to remain in the union with Great Britain. For London, the question is thus settled in the long run. But Sturgeon argues that Brexit, which the Scots rejected outright in 2016, has changed the situation. She wants to bring an independent Scotland back into the European Union.
© dpa

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