With 52% backing independence, there is a clear direction of travel towards people wanting to make the decisions to create a more equal and prosperous Scotland. The Tories’ denial of democracy is unsustainable.

With independence, we can end Tory rule and governments we don’t vote for. The broken Westminster system has widened the democratic deficit of the UK. Scotland is being repeatedly ignored by a Tory government and we are being dragged towards a no deal Brexit regardless of the price paid through jobs and living standards.

With Johnson and his cohort of right wingers in power, austerity and Westminster-centrism will continue to drive the UK Government’s policy.

There is increasing evidence – from Scotland’s people and Parliament – that Scotland wants to consider independence again. The UK Government cannot continue to deny Scotland’s sovereignty and right to decide our own future.