By Christian Smith
Theresa May is due to meet Nicola Sturgeon in a few hours. It will be the first time the two leaders will meet since the Prime Minister blocked Scotland’s bid for a second independence referendum.
Mrs May, the former Home Secretary is touring the UK before she triggers Article 50, the process of leaving the EU, on Wednesday.
The Prime Minister will deliver a speech to staff at the East Kilbride base of the UK’s Department for International Development, today.
She will be insisting on her Brexit deal, which she say will make Britain a “stronger, fairer, more united and more outward-looking country.”
Meanwhile, tomorrow, Members of the Scottish Parliament are to vote whether to support Ms Sturgeon’s bid for a second referendum.
Ms Sturgeon, the First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party is determined on triggering a second referendum between autumn 2018 and spring 2019, but she needs Westminster’s legal authority to stage one.
Mrs May who is to meet Ms Sturgeon at a Glasgow hotel, has said that there will be no new Scottish independence referendum before Brexit.