>> A rather relaxed pose for a rather serious moment. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon signing a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, formally asking for powers to hold a second independence referendum.>> Scotland's future should be in Scotland's hand. On Tuesday, the Scottish Parliament voted by 69 to 59 in favor of asking to hold another vote.
>> But it needs permission from Westminster under Section 30 order to make this happen. In 2014, Scotland voted to stay part of the UK, but Sturgeon argues that with 62% of Scots voting to remain part of the European Union in June's vote, the electorate should be asked again.
The first minister is pressing for a referendum in the second half of 2018 or the first half of 2019, that's before Britain leaves the European Union. But May has told her that now is not the time, saying unity is crucial to Britain winning a good divorce deal. Comparisons likely to be drawn between Sturgians and snap and the considerably more formal image of May signing the Article 50 letter in Downing Street.
With the two women aren't logger heads, style and substance just as important.