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UK: 'The people will have their say' - Fury in Scottish Parliament following independence vote court ruling03:26

UK: 'The people will have their say' - Fury in Scottish Parliament following independence vote court ruling

United Kingdom, Edinburgh
November 24, 2022 at 00:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

Constitution Secretary and Scottish National Party (SNP) MP Angus Robertson told the Holyrood Parliament in Edinburgh that the 'people should have their say', after the Supreme Court ruled that his administration could not hold a vote on independence without approval from Westminster.

"It is time for the people of Scotland to have their say, they decided, the elected us to do this and nobody, nobody should stand in the way of the Scottish Parliament and the views of the Scottish people," he claimed.

"The Conservative Party, the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats are working hand in glove to deny the people their say," he stated.

Meanwhile, Labour member Sarah Boyack agreed that 'people across Scotland and indeed the UK want change' but said the best way was to replace the 'incompetent and morally bankrupt Tory government' with an administration led by her party.

Judges in London revealed their verdict on a future referendum earlier in the day. Scotland’s First Minister, and SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon, who had proposed a referendum for October 19, 2023, said that while she accepted the judgment, her party would make the next election a 'de facto' vote on independence.

The current Conservative government of the UK has refused to sanction such a vote, while UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s office said it did not accept Sturgeon’s interpretation.

A previous referendum held in 2014 with the approval of Westminster resulted in 55 percent voting for Scotland not to become an independent country.

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Constitution Secretary and Scottish National Party (SNP) MP Angus Robertson told the Holyrood Parliament in Edinburgh that the 'people should have their say', after the Supreme Court ruled that his administration could not hold a vote on independence without approval from Westminster.

"It is time for the people of Scotland to have their say, they decided, the elected us to do this and nobody, nobody should stand in the way of the Scottish Parliament and the views of the Scottish people," he claimed.

"The Conservative Party, the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats are working hand in glove to deny the people their say," he stated.

Meanwhile, Labour member Sarah Boyack agreed that 'people across Scotland and indeed the UK want change' but said the best way was to replace the 'incompetent and morally bankrupt Tory government' with an administration led by her party.

Judges in London revealed their verdict on a future referendum earlier in the day. Scotland’s First Minister, and SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon, who had proposed a referendum for October 19, 2023, said that while she accepted the judgment, her party would make the next election a 'de facto' vote on independence.

The current Conservative government of the UK has refused to sanction such a vote, while UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s office said it did not accept Sturgeon’s interpretation.

A previous referendum held in 2014 with the approval of Westminster resulted in 55 percent voting for Scotland not to become an independent country.