London CNN — Britain’s Supreme Court has ruled that Scotland’s government cannot unilaterally hold a second referendum on whether to secede from the United Kingdom, in a blow to independence campaigners that will be welcomed by Westminster’s pro-union establishment.Scottish independence referendum vote blocked by UK’s Supreme Court | CNN
This is a lot like Quebec where the Federal courts of justice won’t recognize a referendum. Sure, Quebec already lost two referendums, but from memory the courts have already ruled that it wouldn’t be valid, even if the referendum did succeed. Look at Spain and Catalonia. People in power don’t like losing power.