At the start of September Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made her demands for another independence referendum crystal clear – based on the SNP’s expected success at the Scottish elections next May. So far Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s strategy has been to say the one word Sturgeon will not accept: No.
But if the SNP storm the polls – can the man who boasts of respecting the will of the people really ignore what’s happening north of the border? But what is the current strategy on both sides?
Political Editor Nick Watt reports.