>> Scotland's first minister giving one of her fiercest warnings yet over a second bid for Scottish independence. Nichola Sturgeon writing in the Times on Tuesday blasting the British government's handling of its divorce from the European Union as sheer intransigence. And suggesting that if Scotland isn't allowed to maintain access to the EU single market, that another independence referendum is likely.
Scots voted by a ten-point margin to remain in the United Kingdom during their first independence bid in 2014. But last week media reports surfaced stating that Scottish nationalists were preparing for a second attempt as early as March. Coinciding with British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to officially trigger Article 50 that month.
Unlike England and Wales, Scotland polled overwhelmingly to stay in the EU during the Brexit vote last June. Sturgeon and her Scottish Nationalist Party has charged that Brexit's massive change to the status quo provided enough momentum to consider another attempt at seceding.