First Minister responds to Supreme Court Ruling

The outcome of the Supreme Court reference resulted in a ruling that the Scottish Parliament does not have the right to legislate for an independence referendum. 

In this press conference on the morning following the ruling, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon reacts to the news and sets out the alternative course of action she now proposes. She also leads a question and answer session with the assembled press.

On the evening of the Supreme Court ruling there were spontaneous demonstrations in 15 Scottish towns and cities and 5 European cities. You can read more about our response and see a souvenir from the Glasgow demonstration in our blogpost here

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