With the latest opinion polls showing the SNP at a sensational record 51% for Holyrood, and a pretty impressive by-election win in Lanarkshire, it’s getting tempting for Alex to go for an early independence referendum.
The context is key – the Scottish government and SNP are acting like history is working their way. We have:
The Independent describing the SNP’s Scandinavian strategy as “Bye Bye England”
With the opposition floundering and leaderless and Cameron full to his eyes with Europe shouldn’t the SNP call the referendum now?