Scottish independence support has increased as a result of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
Scotland voted overwhelmingly to remain back in last June while England and Wales both voted for the resulting Leave vote.
Now, civil servants in Scotland have been told to prepare for a second vote on membership of the UK and it could take place as soon as August next year according to The Scotsman.
Recent Herald polling has put pro-independence numbers at 49% – four percent greater than the 45% recorded at the first referendum in 2014.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon blasted UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Twitter after he said that the real battle starts now to protect British jobs after Brexit.
Sturgeon criticised the strength of Corbyn after he rallied his members to vote in favour to start Article 50 ad the UK’s removal process from the EU.