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The British Supreme Court ruled that Scotland has no right to hold a new independence referendum without the consent of London. It is reported by BBC News.

The court decision notes that the Scottish Parliament does not have enough power to pass legislation to hold a referendum – the current agreements between England and Scotland require that this be decided by the British Parliament or that the British government give consent to this.

The court noted that the referendum cannot be held, even if it is positioned as a public opinion poll, the results of which will not affect anything.

Scottish politicians in favor of holding a referendum expressed disappointment with the decision of the court, but stressed that they accept it.

In 2014, an independence referendum was already held in Scotland (with the consent of the UK government). Then 45% voted for secession.

The need for a new referendum was discussed after the UK left the EU. In particular, one of the arguments of supporters of Scottish independence was that, unlike England, in Scotland the majority was in favor of the UK remaining in the European Union.

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Source: meduza.io

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