This month’s power-sharing deal between Ms Sturgeon’s SNP and the Scottish Greens has brought the prospect of a referendum closer. With the two pro-independence parties between them holding 72 of the 129 seats in Holyrood, the first minister said the deal made it “impossible on any democratic basis” for the UK government to rebuff her demands for another poll.\
Jack`s comments are the first time a senior minister has put a precise threshold on the support needed to trigger a poll with the blessing of London.
has consistently refused to grant the permission required under the Scotland Act to grant any poll legitimacy. But the cabinet minister with responsibility for union policy
this month indicated this could change if there was evidence of “a settled will in favour of a referendum.