Nicola Sturgeon tries to decouple independence from election after polls show Tories taking SNP seats
Nicola Sturgeon has insisted the general election has nothing to do with her demand for a second independence referendum after opinion polls showed the SNP bleeding thousands of Scottish votes and up to ten seats to the Tories.
The First Minister attempted to decouple Scottish separation from the election campaign by insisting the result would have no impact on whether she succeeds in breaking up Britain.
Despite the constitution dominating Scottish politics, she ignored independence and her claim there should be a rerun of the 2014 referendum during her keynote speech to the STUC conference in Aviemore.
I may be wrong but I'm pretty certain that Sturgeon implied recently that this election would be an indication of how strongly the Scots want independence. Now it seems a wheel has come off her cart and she is trying to disassociate the two.
Has Sturgeon reached her zenith?