Blog: Scottish independence: Threat to Union boosts chance of Brexit deal, says UBS Wealth Management – The Times

Polls showing that the Scots favour independence have failed to spook the markets because, according to a major investment bank, the threat to the Union will boost chances of a Brexit deal.

Research suggests that more Scots favour leaving the UK, with the SNP set to win a majority in the Holyrood election on May 6.

Dean Turner, a UK economist at UBS Wealth Management, the Swiss multinational investment bank and financial services company, said that the financial markets have yet to be influenced by the prospect of separation.

He stressed that if electoral polling was correct, the UK government would find it “increasingly difficult” to continue to deny Nicola Sturgeon a second referendum. Boris Johnson has repeatedly said that he will not agree to

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