Scottish independence: Your questions on the SNP’s post-election plan answered live

With only a few days until the crucial Holyrood vote, Adam Forrest is ready to tackle your questions on what comes next in our latest ‘Ask Me Anything’ event

Tuesday 04 May 2021 12:54
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cottish voters are now counting down the hours until the crucial parliamentary election which could determine whether there will be another referendum on Scottish independence.

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon is determined to secure a second referendum – promising to hold a “legal” vote on a breakaway if a majority of pro-independence MSPs are returned to Holyrood on 6 May.

But if the SNP remains only the largest party, and fails to land a majority, it would allow Boris Johnson and the union-backing parties to argue that nothing substantial had changed to merit indyref2.

Ms Sturgeon has claimed she would reject rival Alex Salmond’s call to make demands on No 10 immediately after the contest – saying it was not necessary “right at this moment,” with the Covid crisis looming so large.

But if the SNP emerges triumphant and there’s a “super majority” for separation, can she really hold off for long? How might Downing Street respond to a SNP majority? And what’s at stake for the union-backing parties – how should they manage the post-election period?

I’m here to answer your questions, live at 1pm on Tuesday 4 May. All you have to do is register to submit your question in the comments below.

If you’re not already a member, click “sign up” in the comments box to leave your question. Don’t worry if you can’t see your question – they’ll be hidden until I join the conversation to answer them from 1pm.

Join us then, on this page at 1pm, as I tackle as many questions on what lies ahead as I possibly can.

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