The Scottish National Party (SNP) has indicated it will go toe-to-toe with the government of the United Kingdom over plans to exit the European Union and could even trigger a fresh bid for independence.
A U.K. Supreme Court ruling Tuesday has ruled the parliament of the United Kingdom will get a say on government plans to leave the European Union.
However, the same court rejected arguments that the UK's devolved assemblies in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales must give assent before the process to leave Europe can start.
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said in a statement Tuesday that Scotland's voice was "simply not being heard or listened to within the UK" and raised the issue of Scotland's U.K. membership.
"Is Scotland content for our future to be dictated by an increasingly right-wing Westminster Government, or is it better that we take our future in to our own hands?
"It is becoming ever clearer that this is a choice Scotland must take," she said.
The SNP leader also said that while the Supreme Court ruling to ensure a parliamentary vote was welcome, the rejection of devolved administrations revealed a lack of equality.
"It is now crystal clear that the promises made to Scotland by the U.K. Government about the Sewel Convention and the importance of embedding it in statute were not worth paper they were written on," Sturgeon said in a press release Tuesday.
The Sewel Convention is an agreement to ensure that the wider U.K. government doesn't make laws that affect Scotland without political consultation.