Theresa May and Scotland leader to meet today ahead of Brexit

The British Prime Minister Theresa May is travelling to Scotland the day before the Scottish Parliament is expected to vote in support of demands for a new independence.

British Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: AFP

LONDON – The British Prime Minister Theresa May and the leader of Scotland will meet today for the first time since plans for a second Scottish independence referendum were announced.

On Wednesday, the UK will formally resign from the European Union which is one reason why some Scots want independence to re-join the Union.

However, it’s the UK’s Prime Minister who can decide whether or not to allow a second vote.

May is travelling to Scotland the day before the Scottish Parliament is expected to vote in support of demands for a new independence referendum.

She’s to tell politicians north of the border she wants to build a more united nation and a second referendum would make the UK looser and weaker.

However, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is unlikely to back down with demands for a vote which she wants at the end of 2018 or start of 2019 before EU negotiations have been completed.

The Prime Minister’s reception is likely to be chilly.