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Rishi Sunak: ‘We respect clear and definitive Supreme Court ruling’ 

Rishi Sunak has said the UK Government respects the “clear and definitive” ruling by the Supreme Court that the Scottish Parliament does not have the power to hold an independence referendum.

The verdict was delivered by the court in London on Wednesday morning.

Judges decided unanimously that it would be outside the legislative competence of Holyrood to bring a Bill forward for another vote on the issue to take place.

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she was disappointed by, but respected the ruling by the court.

However, she also insisted that “Scottish democracy will not be denied” as she said the SNP would treat the next general election as a de-facto referendum.

MPs put questions to Sunak at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday afternoon after the verdict was announced.

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