Boris Johnson to hold talks with Nicola Sturgeon in Scotland in effort to keep Union together over Brexit

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BORIS Johnson will today hold talks with Nicola Sturgeon in Scotland in a bid to keep the Union together over Brexit.

The PM will also have a one-to-one with Scots Tory leader Ruth Davidson, who was infuriated by his Cabinet reshuffle.

Boris Johnson will hold talks with Sturgeon in an effort to keep the Union together over Brexit
AP:Associated Press

It comes as No10 announces plans to spend £300million across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to “ensure no corner of the United Kingdom is left behind.”

The meeting with Ms Sturgeon is expected to take place at her official residence of Bute House in Edinburgh.

Sources claim First Minister Ms Sturgeon set out her “strong opposition” to a cliff-edge EU exit in a phone call with Mr Johnson.

After Boris Johnson was appointed Prime Minister she insisted a second Scottish independence referendum was “more essential than ever”.


The PM still polls disastrously in Scotland – a problem that dates back to 2004 when, as editor of the Spectator, he published a poem calling for the “extermination” of the “verminous Scottish race”.

A YouGov poll claimed three quarters of Scottish people believe he is incompetent.

Ms Davidson was also reportedly ‘livid’ after Boris sacked David Mundell as Scottish Secretary last week.

PA:Press Association

Sources claim First Minister Ms Sturgeon set out her ‘strong opposition’ to a cliff-edge EU exit in a phone call with Mr Johnson[/caption]

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