As Nicola Sturgeon continues to pressure the Westminster Government led by Theresa May, it seems that a second referendum on. Scottish independence: Yes campaign ahead. Separatists ahead for first time in independence race as unionists to outline new powers. As Nicola Sturgeon continues to pressure the Westminster Government led by Theresa May, it seems that a second referendum on. Greens join Yes Scotland campaign". Anyone who knows Sturgeon would laugh at the idea of Salmond being a back-seat driver. There are some SNP MPs and members of the Scottish parliament, especially younger ones, who do not see a need to rush into another referendum. Referendum Act Referendum Franchise Act. If the referendum is held next year or early , it would be harder for the government to deploy the Treasury and civil service in the same way, given Whitehall would be engaged primarily with the Brexit negotiations. So while she welcomes the prospect of another referendum, she is nervous. Referendum Act Referendum Franchise Act. It is not just arrogance but blind arrogance. Click to follow Indy Politics. At the moment, Scotland is tied into welfare reforms pursued by the UK government. Sign In To Complete Account Merge. Edinburgh is recognised as a major centre for the financial services industry, but Better Together says independence would mean separate tax and regulatory regimes which could see banks and finance moving operations south of the Border, leading to serious job losses.