Commenting on the Supreme Court’s Ruling, Clare Haughey MSP said:

“Of course, I am very disappointed with the Supreme Court’s ruling, but I respect and accept their legal judgement.

“Nonetheless, their decision shatters the notion that the UK is a voluntary union, as long believed, or a partnership of equals, and exposes a situation that is quite simply unsustainable.

“From now, the independence movement is as much about democracy as it is about independence.

“Scotland’s independence remains essential if we are to escape the disaster of Brexit, the damage of policies imposed by governments we don’t vote for, and a UK economic model which delivers inequality and poverty.

“Scotland’s voice must be heard – democracy will prevail.”