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Nicola Sturgeon on brink as political analyst outlines path to SNP leader's defeat

Nicola Sturgeon on brink as political analyst outlines path to SNP leader's defeat
NICOLA STURGEON's power in Scotland could now be undermined after a political analyst outlined to Express.co.uk the way her Scottish National Party (SNP) can be defeated.

The ballot could prove decisive in the SNP's future, as if the party wins a landslide - as is predicted - Ms Sturgeon has said she will hold a "legal referendum" on Scottish independence.Scotland: Sturgeon has said she will call a 'legal referendum' if the SNP wins in May Yet, the national party prevails, mainly because Ms Sturgeon has no decent opposition in Holyrood.He said that one of Ms Sturgeon's trump cards is to, "blame the nasty Tories in Westminster for everything that goes wrong in Scotland".She has now set out an 11-point roadmap for a second independence vote, just six years after the "once in a generation" referendum in 2014.

DON'T MISS pp pp p   [ ANALYSIS] Oliver Lewis: David Frost's deputy (right) will lead the Tories' charge against Indyref2 Westminster: The UK Government is reportedly keen on portraying Westminster as 'multicultural' Although Prime Minister Boris Johnson initially appeared unbothered by another independence vote, repeatedly refusing to entertain the idea of an "Indyref2" - he said Scotland should aim for asking for one around the year 2055 - reports now suggest he is drawing up a five-step plan to stop Scotland breaking up the Union.It means that if an independence vote was called tomorrow, Scotland would leave the UK.

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