Both Tories and Labour have said there will never be another independence referendum, regardless of polls, election results and popular demand. Labour, should they not win an overall majority at the next GE, have said, in so many words that they would concede to the Tories before they do a deal with the SNP. That's because they know the price of an SNP-supported government would be an independence referendum.
If, as many seem to imagine, the independence movement would clearly lose another referendum, don't you find it odd that Scotland's owners haven't deigned to grant one, simply to shut up the whingeing Nats & stamp their Brexity authority on their miserable faces, once and for all? Perhaps they remember that when Cameron granted the last Section 30 order, independence was polling in the low-to-mid 30s, rather than the consistent +/-50 the last 18 months or so have shown.
I believe that if there was a clear and demonstrable strong majority for independence in Scotland then eventually the UK Government would have to accept it and allow a referendum.
Why would they do that? They are seemingly oblivious to the SNP - a party that exists to achieve independence
- winning every election they contest, so why on earth would they risk their ownership of Scotland because of easily-discredited opinion polls?
And why would they grant a referendum that those polls say they would lose