Scottish independence: No 10’s master plan to save the United Kingdom? Do nothing

“Do nothing”. That’s how No10 intends to see off Nicola Sturgeon’s bid to force a second Scottish independence referendum, one Cabinet minister tells me. Seriously? That’s the master plan to save the 314-year union of our nations? It really is, but there’s more cunning to it than it seems. The whole country (Northern Ireland aside) votes on something tomorrow, from councillors to regional governments. Sadiq Khan will romp home for a second term as London Mayor, against a Tory candidate so embarrassingly lightweight that Boris Johnson doesn’t dare be seen with him.