What are the white ribbons some MPs are wearing at Prime Minister's Questions?

What are the white ribbons some MPs are wearing at Prime Minister's Questions? <i>(Image: PA)</i>
What are the white ribbons some MPs are wearing at Prime Minister's Questions? (Image: PA)

Rishi Sunak has faced Prime Minister's Questions today in the House of Commons.

During the gathering some MPs were seen wearing a white ribbon badge, but what does it stand for?

White ribbon badge PMQs

The badges commemorate White Ribbon Day, which takes place on November 25.

White Ribbon is the UK’s leading charity engaging men and boys to end violence against women and girls.

The charity aims to prevent violence against women and girls by addressing its root causes.

Supreme court rules Scottish independence referendum would not be lawful

Prime Ministers Questions follows the news that the UK Supreme Court has ruled a Scottish independence referendum would not be lawful.

Scotland’s First Minister has said she is “disappointed” following the judgement.

UK Supreme Court president Lord Reed announced the unanimous judgment on Wednesday after Scotland’s top law officer referred a prospective Bill to the court.

Lord Reed said: “The Scottish Parliament does not have the power to legislate for a referendum on Scottish independence.”

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she respects the court's conclusion, but added it “exposes as myth” the UK is a voluntary union.

She tweeted: “While disappointed by it I respect ruling of @UKSupremeCourt – it doesn’t make law, only interprets it.

“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.”