Politics Home, 26 June:
Conservative election strategist Lynton Crosby urged Theresa May to hold a fresh Scottish independence referendum ahead of Brexit, it has been revealed.
“While it may seem sensible to delay a referendum until after Brexit negotiations are complete this is not necessarily the best strategic position to adopt,” he wrote [in a leaked memo].
“Holding a referendum on independence before Brexit is complete will mean that voters have to grapple with the uncertainty of the outcome of Brexit in addition to the uncertainty of their choice in the referendum.
“Delaying the referendum until after Brexit is complete removes one of these unknowns.”
He said a Brexit outcome that dissatisfied Scots could “easily result in Scotland voting for independence”.