Prime Minister Theresa May will tomorrow vow to protect the UK's "precious" union as she hits back at plans for a second independence referendum in Scotland.
The First Minister shocked the UK Government with her announcement on Monday that she wanted a second poll to be held between autumn 2018 and spring 2019, once the terms of Brexit are known.
During her 30-minute speech to Conservative members, Mrs May mocked the SNP for it's "muddled" argument to break up the United Kingdom.
And he will propose that the Bank of England becomes the Bank of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with fully-staffed representation in Scotland "to reinforce the fact that the pound is for everyone".
"The patriotic way means that Scotland is not caught between a die-hard conservatism that denies the Scottish Parliament the powers it needs and a hard-line nationalism that throws away the resources we secure from being part of the Union".
Speaking to party activists, the Tory leader said: "It is now clear that using Brexit as the pretext to engineer a second independence referendum has been the SNP's sole objective ever since last June".
"We have seen that tunnel vision on display again this week".
"Just in case some people in Whitehall aren't listening, Scotland's referendum is going to happen, and no UK Prime Minister should dare to stand in the way of Scottish democracy". If she does not, this will be the proof that the Tories have returned to the bad old days of Thatcher's Britain running roughshod over Scotland and we will not accept that. "The coming negotiations with the European Union will be vital for everyone in the United Kingdom".
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Even so, May insisted that Britain's best days lie ahead, after the country has left the EU.
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At a briefing to journalists on Friday, a Downing Street spokesman said: "It [calling a referendum] is a reserved power and the PM has been clear that now is not the right time".
Mrs May is expected to describe it as "a plan for a brighter future".
And she told Mr Robertson: "You are comparing membership of an organisation that we have been a member of for 40 years, with our country". She was still keen to "work our way through" her disagreements with May, she said, arguing that they both agreed the referendum should not be held now.
It was a call to change the balance of Britain, to make the United Kingdom a country that works for everyone, not just the privileged few, added May.
In Edinburgh, Nicola Sturgeon said she would be "up for" a discussion with May about the timing of a new independence referendum. The Scottish Parliament next week will have its say.