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UK top court to rule on legality of Scottish independence vote plans

UK top court to rule on legality of Scottish independence vote plans

LONDON: The UK’s top court will on Wednesday rule whether it is legal for Scotland to hold an independence referendum next year without the consent of London.First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s devolved government in Edinburgh wants to hold a vote in October next year on the question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?”The UK government, which oversees constitutional affairs for the whole country, has repeatedly refused to give Edinburgh the power to hold a referendum.It considers that the last one -- in 2014, when 55 percent of Scots rejected independence -- settled the question for a generation.But Sturgeon and her ruling Scottish National Party (SNP) say there is now an “indisputable mandate” for another independence referendum, particularly in light of the UK’s departure from the European Union.Most voters in Scotland opposed Brexit.Scotland’s last parliamentary election returned a majority of pro-independence lawmakers for the first time.At a hearing in the UK Supreme Court

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