EWAN McGregor has changed his mind on indyref2, saying Scotland and England are "moving in different directions".

The Trainspotting actor, who previously backed the Union, has said that the Brexit vote changed his mind.

"I was always for keeping the Union. I think it worked and then after the Brexit vote I've changed my tune about it," he told comedian and TV host Bill Maher last night.

“I just thought that’s it … I think probably it’s time," he added. “Scotland has been voting for a government that they haven’t been given for years. 

"We’re a very left-voting country Scot and we’ve been under a Conservative rule, all through my childhood and so I think probably, enough’s enough.

"The Scottish people want to stay in the European Union and the English don't so I just think we're going in different directions. I think probably it's time.

“I think once Boris became prime minister, Scotland was like ‘that’s it, we’re f****** out of here’,” he said to laughter from the US audience.

Westminster's Internal Market Bill, which breaks international law, has been branded a threat to devolution.

The legislation, which has been branded a “power grab” on Holyrood by the Scottish Government, aims to ensure goods from any UK nation can have unfettered access to any other nation.

READ MORE: Internal Market Bill: Nicola Sturgeon slams 'full-frontal assault on devolution'

The Northern Ireland Secretary admitted this week that the legislation “breaks international law in a very specific and limited way”.

But there are also fears that devolved areas could be under threat from the legislation, such as food safety, minimum pricing, environmental policy and animal health and welfare.

McGregor's change of heart comes as a new poll found that 53% of respondents would vote for independence at a new referendum, while 47% would back the No side.

READ MORE: Scottish independence: 53% back Yes, Survation poll finds

The Survation poll of 1018 people, carried out between September 2-7, is the seventh in a row to put Yes in the lead.

Support for independence has been steadily climbing during the coronavirus pandemic, with polling expert Sir John Curtice saying pro-independence is now the established majority in Scotland and the favourite to win a referendum for the first time.

A poll last month which found 55% support for independence sent “shockwaves throughout the political world”, according to Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp, the CEO of Business for Scotland.