Top grade political trolling from Nicola Sturgeon.
A50 is almost imminent, and she has thrown a spanner into the works by making it look like Scotland is about 50% likely to leave the UK within the next few years. Her desired timings are chosen for maximum confusion – she wants a referendum when we’re only a few months away from leaving the EU. The future of the UK will be in doubt up until that point, which will add even more uncertainty into the negotiations. And if Theresa May puts her foot down and denies Sturgeon her wishes then Scottish nationalism will surge even further.
If Theresa May is already getting out-manoeuvred by Sturgeon, it doesn’t bode well for her ability to negotiate with the rest of the EU.