Johnson raises ire over remarks on Scotland

- Advertisement -

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has inflamed Scottish discontent with his Conservative government by reportedly saying that giving governing powers to Scotland had been a “disaster.”

Mr. Johnson made the remarks during a video meeting with Conservative Party lawmakers on Monday evening, in which he also said Scottish devolution had been former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s “biggest mistake.”

Scotland has an Edinburgh-based government and Parliament, set up in 1999, with broad powers in areas including health and education. Wales and Northern Ireland also have their own legislatures and regional administrations.

Mr. Johnson’s office did not deny he made the comments. But it said he was not criticising devolution, only its use “by separatists and nationalists to break up the U.K”. “The PM has always supported devolution,” Downing St. said in a statement.

The Scottish National Party, which wants Scotland to become an independent country, leads the government in Edinburgh. It is strongly critical of the decision to leave the European Union.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted that Mr. Johnson’s remarks showed his government was “a threat to the powers of the Scottish Parliament.” “The only way to protect & strengthen ScotParl is with independence,” she said.

Disclaimer: This post has not been edited by our staff and is published from a syndicated feed. The Original Source of this post can be found at Source link

- Advertisement -


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -


Pooja Batra shares photo with ‘inspirational’ Maye Musk, Elon Musk’s mother

Pooja Batra has shared a throwback photo from the time when she met billionaire Elon Musk’s mother Maye Musk....

Study suggests anaemia is being over-diagnosed in India

It emphasises need to re-examine WHO haemoglobin cut-offs to define anaemia and see the ailment in more region-specific ways The National Family Health Survey –...

Petrol breaches ₹100 mark in Bengaluru

  Vehicle owners, a majority of whom have tightened their purse strings on account of financial distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, are unhappy with...

Supreme Court refuses to interfere with High Court decision on student...

But HC order will neither be treated as a precedent in any court nor be relied on by parties, it notes The Supreme Court...
- Advertisement -

More Articles

- Advertisement -