Edinburgh, Scotland. The long American trip must have been the bridge too far for Nicola Sturgeon and her policies, as upon return the Scottish leader has been subjected to endless criticism and opposition to her ideas about a new Scottish independence referendum.
Scottish Conservatives are plotting to boycott Holyrood if the SNP forces through another referendum on independence without the backing of Westminster, according to media sources in the United Kingdom.
Conservative party sources have told the paper that Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson could order the walk-out if Nicola Sturgeon continues her plans for a vote even UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said “now is not the time” for another bid for Scottish independence.
The Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson is reportedly plotting to boycott Holyrood amid a row over a second independence vote. Another Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson is reportedly plotting to boycott Holyrood amid a row over a second independence vote.
The UK Prime Minister Mrs May is expected to issue a formal rejection of Ms Sturgeon’s referendum request in a letter this week.But it is thought the First Minister could use a grey area to legislate for a vote and then force Downing Street to fight it in court.
Legal experts say the question of whether Holyrood could approve a referendum by itself has never been resolved. Many see intense pressure by the UK to stop the bid and deny Scotland the same right of exit, the Brexit gives them. The next few weeks are expected to determine the referendums chances of survival.