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UK Top Court Says Scotland Cannot Hold Independence Referendum Without UK Government’s Approval

LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom’s top court ruled on Wednesday that the Scottish government cannot hold a second referendum on independence next year without approval from the British parliament, dealing a blow to nationalists.

“The Scottish Parliament does not have the power to legislate for a referendum on Scottish independence,” Robert Reed, the president of the UK Supreme Court, said.

(Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Andrew MacAskill)

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