There is a cast iron mandate for an independence referendum
Bluster and nonsense from the Secretary of State for Scotland today. He sounds as if doesn't know how elections work, or is unaware of the fact that the SNP won 80% of the constituency seats, the majority of the list vote, and we have an independence supporting Parliament in Scotland, which in a parliament where elections are held under a PR system is an amazing outcome in itself. If he really doesn't know this, that's pretty extraordinary for someone in his role.
He also mentioned polling. I wonder if he is looking at the Channel 4 poll this evening: https://twitter.com/Channel4News/status/1595498834695958528
Of course underlying all of this is the fundamental issue of democracy and the deeply undemocratic approach of the Westminster parties to Scotland.