Scotland’s separatists are threatening to turn the upcoming elections into a referendum

Scotland’s separatists are threatening to turn the upcoming elections into a referendum
Scotland’s separatists are threatening to turn the upcoming elections into a referendum

Scotland’s separatists are threatening to turn the upcoming elections into a referendum

A heavy blow for the supporters Scotland’s Independence For the UK led by the Supreme Court Wednesday. A blow to the core of the secessionist aspirations of the Scottish National Party, which has governed the country since winning the 2007 election.

The court ruled that the Scottish Parliament had no power to vote a new referendum on independence without the consent of the UK government.

Chief Justice Lord Reid dismissed arguments by the Scottish authorities that the referendum was irrelevant to the UK Parliament.

During his presentation of the positive reasons, Reid confirmed that Scottish law gives the country’s parliament limited powers and that he has no power to legislate on matters restricted to the UK parliament.

The Supreme Court heard the legal briefs of both the UK and Scottish governments during two days of hearings in London last month after Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made plans to organize a new referendum on October 19 next year.

The Scottish National Party rushed to act quickly on the decision, arguing that their call for a second independence referendum was primarily due to Britain’s departure from the European Union, which came after the first referendum in 2014 and the contradict the will of the Scots, who voted against Brexit in the majority.

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has gone too far in the escalation. While confirming that she respected the decision despite her disappointment with the Supreme Court, she stressed that she would turn the next general election two years later into a referendum – de facto aiming to put pressure on the British authorities to accept a agree second referendum . She also asked her party to launch a mobilization campaign in defense of Scottish democracy.

In a defiant tone towards the central government, Sturgeon stressed that the law not allowing Scotland to choose its future without the consent of the UK government debunks the myth that the UK is a voluntary union and an argument for the independence delivers. as she put it.

The UK government’s response, Sunak said, came at the weekly impeachment session in the House of Commons. After SNP leader Ian Blackford questioned the UK’s voluntary framework, Sunak responded by saying he respected the clear and final decision of the Supreme Court.

Sunak, who seemed pleased with the decision as his government’s political achievement, stressed the Scots want to tackle the biggest challenges facing the UK, be it on the economic front or in support of the National Health Service and Ukraine. He stressed that now is the time for politicians to work together.

However, Sunak’s response prompted another violent attack from Blackford, who accused Sunak of being a head of government without a popular mandate and that he could not deny Scottish democracy.

Britain’s opposition Labor Party has ruled out any deal with the Scottish National Party after the forthcoming general election in a bid to gain the party’s support for forming a government in exchange for allowing a second independence referendum. The party said the words were put out by the party’s political opponents to tarnish its image.

The first referendum on Scottish independence was organized in September 2014 when Scots voted 55% to remain in the UK and 45% to pro-independence.

Finally, it should be noted that the Scottish Parliament was established in 1998 by the then Labor government, which developed what became known as the ‘Scottish Act’, which provided for the transfer of some powers from the British Parliament to the Scottish Parliament.

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