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Does Brexit undermine the case for Scottish independence?

Everyone can now see how difficult it is to break up a union

By Alex Dean  

Pin badges showing the Saltire and EU flags on a trade stall during an event at the Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel, Edinburgh, to celebrate the positive impact of EU citizens. Photo: Jane Barlow/PA Wire/PA Images

Scottish independence has rocketed back up the agenda. Scotland has been dragged out of the EU against its will, which means there has been a material change since the 2014 poll that went 55-45 to the unionists. The SNP surged dramatically in the December election. Nicola Sturgeon now claims an unequivocal mandate for a second indyref and Holyrood elections next year could boost the case further, forcing the prime minister…

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