Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon on Monday accused British Prime Minister Theresa May of ignoring Scotland on Brexit, ahead of a crucial vote in parliament that could allow May to trigger formal Brexit talks as early as Tuesday.
Sturgeon said she planned to give an "important speech" later Monday ahead of the debate on triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty - which sets the rules for a nation negotiating its exit from the EU over a period of two years.
Writing in the Scottish Daily record, she said May had shown "not even a hint of a compromise" in her approach to Scotland.
"We have been ignored on Brexit, and ignored on the single market," Sturgeon wrote.
"Whatever happens next, the claim that the four nations of the UK are equal partners has been completely demolished," she said.
More than 60 per cent of voters in Scotland opted to stay in the EU in a referendum in June, while 52 per cent voted for Brexit across Britain and Northern Ireland.
Sturgeon has urged May to find a way for Scotland to retain the benefits of the EU single market if, as expected, Britain leaves it after Brexit.
She has suggested that she will push for a second independence referendum if May insists on launching Brexit talks based on leaving the EU single market and without further consultation with Scotland.
In the last independence referendum in 2014, 55 per cent of voters opposed Scotland breaking away.