Scotland's Sturgeon says UK court ruling on referendum only makes case for independence

FILE PHOTO: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, talks to the media during a visit to officially open Harper House in Saltcoats, North Ayrshire Monday November 21, 2022. Jane Barlow/Pool via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Wednesday she was disappointed by a UK Supreme Court ruling effectively rejecting a second Scottish independence referendum and that the ruling only strengthens the case for independence.

"While disappointed by it I respect ruling of @UKSupremeCourt - it doesn't make law, only interprets it," she wrote on Twitter.

"A law that doesn't allow Scotland to choose our own future without Westminster consent exposes as myth any notion of the UK as a voluntary partnership & makes case for Indy."

(Reporting by Farouq Suleiman, writing by Sachin Ravikumar; Editing by Alistair Smout)

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