>> Calls for a second Scottish independence referendum have been emboldened by Brexit, for which Scotland voted to remain. Reuters' correspondent Alistair Smout says the prime minister's speech was a strategic pitch aimed at maintaining a united front.
It simply does not add up, and we should never stop saying so.>>
>> The Nationalists in Scotland feel like they have a lot of momentum and a renewed case for independence. At the same time, the polls haven't moved in perhaps the way you would expect, and so Theresa May feels emboldened to take a quite a bullish line when it comes to opposing Nationalist plans for another referendum.
>> May insists there is no economic case for breaking up the UK and promises to maintain the decision-making power of the Scottish Parliament, but her speech is unlikely to calm the rhetoric of First Minister Nicholas Sturgeon. Scots rejected independence by a ten point margin in 2014. Sturgeon says since then the public mood the shifted as the Brexit vote exposed serious divisions in a so-called United Kingdom