Now Brexit is sealed, Scotland plunges into battle for the narrative

Analysis: Will the reality of the deal push more Scots towards support for independence?

For those stalwart Scottish independence activists still online on Christmas Eve afternoon, the message could not have been simpler: the only way to escape the disaster of Brexit is to leave the UK at the earliest opportunity.

Brexit has significantly changed the nature of support for independence since 62% of Scotland voted to remain in the EU in 2016, against the UK grain, but the question remains whether the conclusion of a post-Brexit trade and security deal will shift voter sentiment further.

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