How UK papers covered the Supreme Court's Scottish independence ruling

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But what did the UK papers marque of it?

Some near the UK's biggest law communicative since the prorogation lawsuit disconnected their beforehand pages entirely, portion others presented it arsenic a humiliating decision for the Scottish Government and the Yes movement.


Britain's best-read paper, fixed retired for escaped successful bid stations and connected buses, went with the punny headline: “Referendum indy bin”.

The Metro, owned by the aforesaid institution arsenic the right-wing Daily Mail (though it aims for a neutral stance), said a “furious” Nicola Sturgeon told the state that “democracy won’t beryllium denied” and captioned a representation of her with the connection “defeat”.

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Their communicative noted portion of the judgement hinged connected the court’s ruling that the SNP’s arguments that Scotland had a close to aforesaid determination did not chopped it due to the fact that Scots were not an “oppressed people” – but did not notation until aboriginal successful the transcript that the main thrust of Lord Reed’s ruling, which was that the projected referendum measure was astatine likelihood with Westminster’s Scotland Act.

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The insubstantial besides focused connected the First Minister’s absorption to the ruling, saying she was “defiant” aft the Supreme Court’s “veto”.

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It besides focused connected what the ruling meant for the “future of the UK – and for northbound of the Border".

Financial Times

A tiny container connected the broadside of the Financial Times’s beforehand leafage trailed a portion connected the ruling wrong the paper, saying the ruling was a “setback” for the independency vote.

The insubstantial besides featured investigation from the apical ineligible commentator David Allen Green, who said the ruling was “disappointing” for the Scottish Government but gave “ammunition” to the independency movement.

The Times

While the paper’s London variation featured lone a hint notation of the ruling up of the lawsuit connected Wednesday, it made the beforehand leafage the time after, announcing that the tribunal “deals a stroke to Scots independence”.

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Sturgeon volition “stake her governmental career” connected the de-facto referendum plan, which it is expected volition spot the Scottish Government effort to unfastened independency negotiations connected the ground of a pro-Yes bulk of votes travel the adjacent election.

Radio silence

Many of the English editions of Britain’s biggest titles did not notation the communicative connected their beforehand pages, including The Sun, The Mirror, the Daily Mail, the Daily Express, The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph.