Hold Scottish independence poll even if Boris Johnson refuses, nationalists urge

More than two thirds of SNP voters want Nicola Sturgeon to push for an unauthorised independence referendum if the UK government withholds permission from a majority nationalist government.

The constitution is reserved to Westminster under the Scotland Act and the common interpretation of the law is that the UK government must transfer authority to Holyrood to hold a second vote on secession.

A poll by YouGov for The Times found that 68 per cent of SNP supporters thought that the Scottish government “should try to hold a vote without those powers” if refuses to engage even if Ms Sturgeon wins a majority next May.

Such a result was enough for David Cameron’s government to enter negotiations with Alex Salmond in 2011, which led

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