Supreme Court of Britain announced its disagreement with the Scottish independence referendum.
The UK doesn’t let Scotland hold an independence referendum. On 14th July, after the supreme court of Britain announced its disagreement with owning a second referendum, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had an interview in Edinburg.
On Wednesday, 16th Oct 2022, the UK’s Supreme Court announced that the Scottish government could not hold another referendum without UK government permission.
Supreme Court President Lord Reed stated his disagreement with withholding the Scottish independence second referendum in broadcast and remarked that the Scottish Parliament was not strong enough to legislate a new referendum in the UK Parliament for having its supposed unity.
In fact, in September 2014, the first referendum happened, and Scotland didn’t achieve enough positive votes to win that referendum because it couldn’t earn enough votes, so it had to remain in the UK.
The leader of the SNP, Nicola Sturgeon, has said that she has announced Scottish independence for the Scottish people. She has said she wants to see her people feel independent in their own country.
Scotland has many natural resources that can improve Scottish people’s life. But being a part of the UK doesn’t let them use their help in the best way.
Generally, Nicola Sturgeon wants her countrymen to use their natural resources without any other country’s abuse. But unfortunately, the Supreme Court of Britain announced its disagreement, and Scotland should remain an essential part of the UK.
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom rejected Scotland’s independence referendum.
Indeed, the Scottish independence referendum needed London’s approval, but the United Kingdom Supreme Court disapproved of the second Scottish independence referendum.
In 2014, Scottish people wanted to be independent of the UK after 300 years. In that year, 55% of opponents disagreed with being a part of the UK, but 45% of Scottish people didn’t vote for Scottish independence and wanted to remain in the UK.
At the beginning of this year, after 2014, the leader of the SNP, Nicola Sturgeon, started the Scottish independence referendum again, and she talked about her decisions for Scottish independence. Her main goal was to introduce Scotland to the international grade.
She discussed her plans and said she would hold the Scottish independence referendum on October 19th’2023. Meanwhile, Britain government in London has rejected this referendum.
Britain’s government has said that SNP can hold this referendum just for one time for one generation. Statistics show that 50% of Scottish people agree with storing the Scottish independence referendum, and 50% of Scottish people disagree with holding this referendum.
The Scottish government’s senior law officer had asked the UK Supreme Court whether the Scottish government could pass legislation paving the way for an advisory second referendum without the approval of the UK parliament. The court held on Wednesday that it couldn’t.
“The Scottish Parliament does not have the power to legislate for a referendum on Scottish independence,” said Robert Reed, the president of the UK Supreme Court.
Nicola Sturgeon was disappointed after the UK Supreme Court announcement, but she had to accept and respect this decision.
She respected this decision because she was completely aware of this court’s authority and knew that she couldn’t protest this decision.
Indeed, The UK parliament has the leading role in making decisions for Scotland and its future.
She said that it is not true that the law doesn’t let a nation be independent; she was sad about this decision that didn’t allow them to choose their future.
She disagreed with the fact that Westminster’s consent imposed its idea on her nation.
She said nothing could deny Scottish independence; Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland needs democracy, and the Supreme Court’s decision was a complete dictatorship.
Nicola Sturgeon said that Scotland would never remain silent and would defend its top right, and would surely reach its request with continuous efforts.
Al Jazeera’s Nadim Baba, reporting from London, said that “this was a unanimous ruling, and it came much faster within six weeks rather than the months that the court had previously announced”.
He also said that “the president of the supreme court, Lord Reed, explained that unanimously judges have decided that the proposed legislation from the Scottish Parliament, calling another second independence referendum, would touch on what they called reserved matters”.
“That includes things which affect the union, the United Kingdom’s existence,” Nadim Baba said. “the Scottish government had argued that if they had a referendum, it would be advisory, and it wouldn’t have an immediate effect on the existence of the UK, and therefore, it wouldn’t touch on those reversed matters. They have lost the argument conclusively.”
Rejecting the Scottish independence referendum was not fair.
The UK Supreme court was an unfair decision. Indeed, every nation has the right to be independent, but the UK wants to control many countries, especially those with some significant advantages.
Today Britain didn’t let Scotland talk and ask for its absolute right. Today Nicola Sturgeon remained silent because she wanted to respect the UK parliament. But she had a great protest under her silence.
She is decisive enough to continue her path and not give up on this dictator’s decision. UK Supreme Court blocked Scotland’s voice for being independent, but Scotland will never stop its efforts.
Nicola Sturgeon respected the rule today, but she accused West star of showing “contempt” for Scotland’s democratic will.
“This ruling confirms that the notion of the UK as a voluntary partnership of nations if it ever was a reality, is no longer a reality,” she told a news conference.
Even she promised that if the UK parliament didn’t let the Scottish people get their absolute rights today, the next generation would compensate for this oppression.
She promised that 300 years later, the next Scottish generation would hold another referendum and have an independent country.
The leader of the SNP said that Scotland wouldn’t give up against Westminster disagreement and referendum-holding rejection. She said they must find another democratic, lawful, and constitutional means by which the Scottish people can state their request.
This unfair ruling will cause Britain’s democracy to decline. Scotland’s democracy is not essential to Britain at all.
According to Systematic discrimination, Scottish people cannot make any decisions for their future because the conservative party is trying to fade the real meaning of democracy with its dictator’s decisions.
Scotland is not going to be Britain’s equal partner anymore, and this issue proves that Scotland, Ireland, and wales are not UK’s equal partners.
However, she feels sad and disappointed now; she believes that Scottish independence will happen recently and this event is urgent.
Even she talked about her decision in the New Year and said that at the beginning of the New Year, SNP would hold a party conference and discuss SNP plans and goals.