Nicola Sturgeon faces Scottish independence judgement day as Supreme Court sets exact date

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The SNP is hoping the court rules that it can legislate for a second vote on Scotland’s relationship with the UK without Westminster’s backing. The hearing will take place in London on October 11 and 12.

This is just over a year before Ms Strugeon’s proposed date for a referendum, October 19, 2023.

When laying out her “route map” towards independence in Holyrood last month, the First Minister insisted “the people of Scotland said ‘yes’ to an independent referendum” in May 2021 by electing “a clear majority of MSPs committed to that outcome”.

The democratic decision, she added, “was clear”.

Boris Johnson has, however, been just as clear that we ought to show “respect” to the 2014 referendum.

More to follow.

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