You think that a party that would produce an elected politician who “invented” a whole new stream of revenue and persuaded numerous SNP supporters to howl about the fictional Whisky Export Duty and never apologised for it are going to let facts or reality stop their “inevitable” momentum to independence? There is a concerted strategy at work to increase support from eroding faith in media/journalists to concocting a narrative of socially different directions being taken by the different parts of the UK. The forthcoming trial of our former First Minister may not be the disaster for the SNP that many hope, the hard core within the SNP/Yes faithful will have a narrative ready to go, after all the head of AUOB had a tweeted about “false flag attacks” and “state sponsored murder” minutes after the Westminster Bridge attack happened.The Nats are about to run head on into BoJo - who is not going to be the walkover PMTM is.
IN PMQ's BoJo flat out accused the SNP of using IndryRef2 to divert attention from their failure to run the Scottish economy properly. That's a theme he's going to come back to regularly - and one the SNP are vulnerable on. I susect money is also going to flood into Labour former heartlands in the north to ensure they stay Tory. When the inevitable growth results, BoJo will be saying that's what a Try government at Holyrood could achieve for Scotland.
We'll be out of the EU in a few weeks - BoJo will be chopping tax and regulation, plus doing populist things like returning full control of Scottish fishing waters to the UK. Where things were EU controlled, I suspect they will return to being UK controlled, not SNP controlled - BoJo arguing that otherwise control will be fragmented. That also keeps powers out of the SNP's hands. And the more we diverge from the EU, the more powers the SNP would have to give up to the EU were they to achieve independence and rejoin.
Finally, BoJo is reportedly hiring an adviser as to how to strengthen the union (=fornicate the SNP).
The SNP have been denying economic and political gravity for years. BoJo knows time is on his side and will just stonewall SNP demands until they lose power in Scotland.