May touts Brexit deal '˜so good you won't need Indyref2'

Theresa May will head north of the border this week and attempt to defuse the SNP's plan for a second referendum by focusing on a Brexit deal that delivers for Scotland.

Theresa May hopes her arrival in Scotland to meet First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will enable her to promote shared objectives. Picture: Getty

With Nicola Sturgeon warning of hard Brexit, the Prime Minister will attempt to find common ground with the Scottish Government on access to the single market and protecting the rights of EU nationals.

May will also announce new temporary powers for the Scottish Parliament designed to ensure a smooth transition as the UK extricates itself from EU law.