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UK Supreme Court blocks new referendum on Scottish independence

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Supremo sustentou que o Parlamento escocês (foto) não tem o poder de legislar sobre assuntos da alçada do Legislativo do Reino Unido, o que inclui a união local

20002000Supreme held that the Scottish Parliament (photo) does not have the power to legislate on matters falling within the scope of the UK Legislature, which includes the local join| Photo: Reinhold Möller/Wikimedia Commons

The British Supreme Court ruled this Wednesday (23) that Scotland cannot hold a new independence referendum without the consent of the United Kingdom.

The court held that the Scottish Parliament does not have the power to legislate on matters falling within the remit of the Legislature of United Kingdom, which includes the local union (covering England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).

“Any partnership in any sphere of life that requires one party to seek the consent of the other to define its own future is not voluntary – it does not it is a partnership”, said the prime minister, who said she will seek other ways to bring Scottish independence to a referendum.

“The Westminster establishment may think they can stop a referendum, but let me be clear… no establishment, whether Westminster or any other will never silence the voice of the Scottish people,” added Sturgeon.

The intention of the Prime Minister is that the new consultation be held in . In a referendum held eight years ago, 12% of voters opted for Scotland to remain in the UK.

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