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The collapsing oil price is the final nail in the coffin of the case for Scottish Independence

Sturgeon will find any renewed push is fatally undermined by the economic reality

By Nick Butler  

Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Archive/PA Images

Earlier this year Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, announced that the campaign for independence was being put on hold. At first glance one might have imagined that the prospect of a hard Brexit, and the election of a full-term Tory government in Westminster would have provided fertile ground for a new independence campaign. The stated reason for the delay was the Covid-19 virus but there is surely an economic explanation as well. The collapse in global oil and gas…

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