>> The political tug-of-war over Scottish independence, perhaps not as simple as it seems. Yes, Britain and England is on one side, Scotland and potentially the EU, the other. But what if you're caught in the middle? Pro-independence, but also pro-Brexit. According to an annual survey, it's a very real possibility.
It says support for Scottish independence is at its highest ever, with 46% backing a split from the UK. UK. But Euroscepticism is also at a record high, adding an extra dimension. Reuters Scotland correspondent, Liz O'Leary.>> It means it's slightly more complicated. Negotiating a new, what are the terms of a new campaign for independence?
It means that it has to be talked out, it's no set thing.>> The poll suggests as many as two in three Scots are Eurosceptic and want the UK to lead the EU, all for the EU's powers to be reduced. But it's only nine months since Scotland overwhelming backed staying in the EU by 62% to 38.
So, why the change?>> I don't think it's so much that Scots are Europhiles. I think they're just not Europhobes and whereas before, people were quite happy to continue with the EU membership, now they know that something might be on offer. Partial EU membership on one side or it might be a trade agreement.
>> First Minister Nichola Sturgeon argues Scotland is being dragged out of the EU against its will and wants a referendum before Brexit negotiations are up. But the British government has now said that would be illegal, arguing the time frame is too short.>> Only days remain.>> The Scottish National Party is still hoping for a last-minute agreement with Theresa May to protect their place in Europe.
If they get it, they say there won't be a vote on independence. That seems unlikely, but when it comes to Brexit, nothing can be ruled out.