The Scottish government is losing in its bid to hold a new vote on the country’s possible independence in the Supreme Court. Parliament is therefore not authorized to call a second independence referendum, the court ruled unanimously on Wednesday. It was only eight years ago that the majority of Scots voted to remain with Great Britain – but the mood had recently gone in the opposite direction due to Brexit.
A new independence referendum in Scotland is a long way off. The highest British court in London announced on Wednesday that the Scottish regional parliament had no right to schedule a referendum. The judges followed the arguments of the British government. The Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon had announced that she would recognize the decision of the Supreme Court. Next election should decide But then she wanted to make the next election a quasi-referendum and contest the election campaign of her Scottish National Party (SNP) only with the demand for independence, said Sturgeon . In a first referendum in 2014, a majority of Scots voted to remain in the UK. For London, the question has been decided in the long term. Prime Minister Sturgeon, however, argues that Brexit, which the Scots clearly rejected in 2016, has changed the situation. She wants to lead an independent Scotland back into the EU. Sturgeon wants back into the EU It was only in 2014 that a majority of Scots voted to remain in the union with Great Britain. For London, the question has already been decided in the long term. However, Prime Minister Sturgeon recently argued that Brexit (which was largely rejected in Scotland) had changed the situation. She wants to lead an independent Scotland back into the EU. Pro-independence supporters also currently have a majority in the Scottish Parliament.